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Grange Road, Alphington fact sheet: Urban design consultation

08 Jun 2017

How the community will shape the future look and feel of the Grange Road area

As construction ramps up on lowering the railway line under Grange Road, we are excited to bring you the results from recent consultation activities regarding the future look and feel of the Grange Road area.

More than 120 people responded via print and online surveys. They want to see a design that suits the local area. Other key community considerations were:

  • visual aesthetics
  • sustainability in materials used, and
  • incorporating native trees.

Our designers are considering the community's feedback and will continue to work closely with Darebin City Council and key stakeholders to determine how it can best be applied.

In the coming months we look forward to sharing how your feedback has further helped shape the final design.

Click below for results regarding the design elements we spoke to the community about:

Colours on pedestrian and bicycle bridges

This design element explored which colours to use on the three bridges.

Bridge colour scheme - native fauna

You want to see natural colours on the three new bridges, and the Parks and Bushland collection was viewed as the most suitable. Respondents also felt that the Native Flora colour collection would be in keeping with the local area.

More than half of respondents wanted the two pedestrian bridges and road bridge across Grange Road to have the same colour scheme.

As a result of your feedback, the final colours will be influenced from the Native Flora and Parks and Bushland collections.

Landscaping on Ravenscourt Place and Wingrove Street

Illustrated landscaping on Ravenscourt Place and Wingrove Street

We asked for feedback on landscaping styles for Wingrove Street and Ravenscourt Place. In both locations there was strong support for the Native Canopy and Low Plantings styles. While these styles will feature in final designs, we cannot incorporate the outdoor gym equipment at Ravenscourt Place.

Respondents also felt the Native Trees and Lawns styles would suit the area. However, the Deciduous Trees, Garden Beds and Lawns styles were considered the least fitting for both Wingrove Street and Ravenscourt Place, with many preferring the green look all year round for this popular Alphington route  and new community open space.

Embankment on Wingrove Street

Rock embankment with plants amongst the rocks

Example of equal portioning of rocks and plants.

A rocky embankment along a section of Wingrove Street will be an important safety feature to provide a barrier for cars and will also form part of a ramp leading up to bicycle and pedestrian bridges. You told us you are keen for the embankment to be balanced with some greenery planted among the rocks.

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