Melbourne City announces Market Street park, calls for feedback


The City of Melbourne has announced it will proceed with the creation of the first new urban city park for over 35 years.

The new park, located on Market Street, will create 1900 square metres of new public open space in the central city.

The project includes a discontinuance of more than 1300 square metres of Market Street to be developed as public open space, including new bicycle lanes and parking.

The abutting development site ‘Collins Arch’ has been designed in collaboration with CbusProperty, Woods Bagot and New York City-based SHoP Architects. It will include a collection of residences, commercial offices and a 5-star hotel, W Melbourne.

Key features of the project include the creation of a new north-south oriented public park in the western section of Market Street and will include:

  • city garden and lawns

  • playful terrace

  • new separated north and southbound bicycle lanes

  • central plaza connection from Market Street

  • reconfiguration of Market Street to southbound traffic only

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