Melbourne’s Greenline

Early this year, the City of Melbourne released design ideas for its new 4km Greenline project that will run along the north bank of the Yarra River.

Designed by TCL and Aspect Studios, the Greenline aims to revitalize and provide exciting new infrastructure to the river precinct. The project is broken into five different districts in its span between Birrarung Marr and the Bolte Bridge.

These districts each have their own distinct identity, for example, the Birrarung Marr District will include a performance space and emphasis on cultural gathering, whereas the River Park District will focus on natural elements and play, providing an ecological wetland and large open spaces for the public.

Last month, a draft Master Plan for the Greenline was released, a major planning milestone for the project. The master plan was available for public viewing and comment, with the intention that the community could have their say in shaping the project. 

Mayor Sally Capp said, “The Yarra River – Birrarung is one of Melbourne’s most culturally and environmentally significant landmarks, and we’re working with our community to ensure it continues to be a place for all people.”

Emphasizing our waterfronts is such a thrilling opportunity and has been proven to be a unique and positive addition to urban environments all over the world – it’s great to see Melbourne do the same!

Do you have thoughts on the master plan or the designs so far?