Greville, King & Porter Streets - Works Update July 2017


Council has resolved to implement permanent modifications to Greville, King and Porter Streets, Prahran.

These streets will undergo permanent changes to create a better environment for the local community, business owners and visitors to enjoy.

The civil component of for the Greville Street Urban Realm Improvement Project has commenced with demolition and reinstatement of the northern kerbs between Porter Street and Izett Street programmed for the coming weeks. Further information is available in our latest Works Update Bulletin.



Council has resolved to implement permanent modifications to Greville, King and Porter Streets, Prahran.

These streets will undergo permanent changes to create a better environment for the local community, business owners and visitors to enjoy.

The civil component of for the Greville Street Urban Realm Improvement Project has commenced with demolition and reinstatement of the northern kerbs between Porter Street and Izett Street programmed for the coming weeks. Further information is available in our latest Works Update Bulletin.


  • Greville & Porter Streets Works Update - July 2017

    2 months ago
    Greville contact

    The civil component of for the Greville Street Urban Realm Improvement Project has commenced with demolition and reinstatement of the northern kerbs between Porter Street and Izett Street programmed for the coming weeks. During this time the contractor will be working longer than usual hours to ensure the project works are completed as quickly as possible and to limit disruption to businesses and residents.

    Water barriers have been installed along Greville Street to keep a safe working zone between contractors, pedestrians and traffic.

    Further information is available in our latest Works Update Bulletin No 2.

    The civil component of for the Greville Street Urban Realm Improvement Project has commenced with demolition and reinstatement of the northern kerbs between Porter Street and Izett Street programmed for the coming weeks. During this time the contractor will be working longer than usual hours to ensure the project works are completed as quickly as possible and to limit disruption to businesses and residents.

    Water barriers have been installed along Greville Street to keep a safe working zone between contractors, pedestrians and traffic.

    Further information is available in our latest Works Update Bulletin No 2.

  • Proposed Formalisation of Changed Traffic Conditions

    8 months ago
    Grattan gardens pic

    Dear Community Member,

    As you are aware, temporary traffic arrangements have now been in place in Greville Street, King Street and Porter Street for over six months. These arrangements have proven to be popular with local residents, business owners and visitors to the precinct.

    Extensive community consultation has been undertaken prior to and throughout the trial period and your feedback has been incorporated into the final designs. Council has also recently delivered the first stage of this project with improvement works undertaken in Grattan Gardens, creating a new space for the community to use and enjoy.

    The next steps for this project are for Council to determine whether to proceed to make the temporary traffic arrangements permanent. Permanent construction will involve replacing the temporary kerbs, cafe barriers, trees and plants in pots with high quality finishes such as widened bluestone footpaths for more public space and on street dining/ trade opportunities, large in-ground trees to create a greener avenue along Greville Street, Porter Street and King Street, new pedestrian and street lighting to improve safety at night and more public seating and public art.

    Further improvements to the Porter Street and Greville Street intersection and Porter Street and Commercial Road intersection have been discussed with relevant service authorities and we will also be seeking to implement these in permanent form.

    In order for Council to consider whether to proceed with the works permanently, a public notification process is required. This process is discussed over page.

    Should Council decide to proceed with permanent arrangements, the construction of works will be staged to minimise disruption to residents and business owners.

    Public Notification Process

    This letter is to advise that a public notice has been issued by Council on the above proposal in accordance with the provisions of S223 of the Local Government Act 1989.

    The public notice will be published in The Age newspaper on Saturday 28 January, 2017 and in the Stonnington Leader on Tuesday 31 January, 2017. A copy of the public notice is provided with this letter.

    Submissions are now invited in accordance with the provisions of Section 223 of the Local Government Act 1989. Submitters are invited to separately address the Greville/Porter Streets and/or King Street components within their submission. Submissions must be received in writing by COB Tuesday 28 February 2017 in either of the following ways:

    • Post: The Urban and Infrastructure Projects Department
      c/o Simon McKenzie-McHarg,

    PO Box 21, Prahran VIC 3181

    • Delivered to: Stonnington Service Centre
      Simon McKenzie-McHarg,

    311 Glenferrie Road, Malvern

    Any person making a submission is entitled to state in the submission that they wish to appear in person, or to be represented by a specified person at a committee of Council that will hear submissions.

    Please note that copies of the submissions (including submitters’ names and addresses) will be made available to the Council or special committee meeting at which the above proposal will be considered.

    All submitters will be given at least 14 days written notice of the date, time and location for the meeting of a Committee of Council to hear submissions.

    What are the permanent changes?

    Component A - Greville/Porter Street Treatments

    • One-way west bound traffic flow along Greville Street between Izett Street and Porter Street. This will allow for wider footpath, better street lighting, an avenue of trees, more cafe dining/ trade opportunity and public seating.
    • One-way north bound traffic flow along Porter Street between Greville Street and Commercial Road with safety improvements to the rail crossing and Commercial Road and Porter Street intersection.
    • Component B - King Street Closure
    • King Street closure to traffic between Chapel Street and Little Chapel Street (while maintaining access to residential parking) with seating and planting to encourage retail and leisure activities.

    Staging of the works

    The works will be staged so as to minimise impacts to patrons, residents and business owners. Council will liaise with traders adjacent to the works to determine the best construction methodology so as to minimise disruption.

    Within 2017, the following two stages are proposed:

    1. Greville Street West between Grattan Street and Porter Street
    2. Shared Zone in Greville Street between Izett Street and Grattan Street

    How to respond

    Please review the above proposal and if you wish to make a formal submission, refer to the process outlined above.

    For more information, please telephone Simon McKenzie-McHarg on 8290 2059, email urbandesign@stonnington.vic.gov.au or visit connectstonnington.vic.gov.au

    Cr Jami Klisaris

    Mayor, City of Stonnington


    Dear Community Member,

    As you are aware, temporary traffic arrangements have now been in place in Greville Street, King Street and Porter Street for over six months. These arrangements have proven to be popular with local residents, business owners and visitors to the precinct.

    Extensive community consultation has been undertaken prior to and throughout the trial period and your feedback has been incorporated into the final designs. Council has also recently delivered the first stage of this project with improvement works undertaken in Grattan Gardens, creating a new space for the community to use and enjoy.

    The next steps for this project are for Council to determine whether to proceed to make the temporary traffic arrangements permanent. Permanent construction will involve replacing the temporary kerbs, cafe barriers, trees and plants in pots with high quality finishes such as widened bluestone footpaths for more public space and on street dining/ trade opportunities, large in-ground trees to create a greener avenue along Greville Street, Porter Street and King Street, new pedestrian and street lighting to improve safety at night and more public seating and public art.

    Further improvements to the Porter Street and Greville Street intersection and Porter Street and Commercial Road intersection have been discussed with relevant service authorities and we will also be seeking to implement these in permanent form.

    In order for Council to consider whether to proceed with the works permanently, a public notification process is required. This process is discussed over page.

    Should Council decide to proceed with permanent arrangements, the construction of works will be staged to minimise disruption to residents and business owners.

    Public Notification Process

    This letter is to advise that a public notice has been issued by Council on the above proposal in accordance with the provisions of S223 of the Local Government Act 1989.

    The public notice will be published in The Age newspaper on Saturday 28 January, 2017 and in the Stonnington Leader on Tuesday 31 January, 2017. A copy of the public notice is provided with this letter.

    Submissions are now invited in accordance with the provisions of Section 223 of the Local Government Act 1989. Submitters are invited to separately address the Greville/Porter Streets and/or King Street components within their submission. Submissions must be received in writing by COB Tuesday 28 February 2017 in either of the following ways:

    • Post: The Urban and Infrastructure Projects Department
      c/o Simon McKenzie-McHarg,

    PO Box 21, Prahran VIC 3181

    • Delivered to: Stonnington Service Centre
      Simon McKenzie-McHarg,

    311 Glenferrie Road, Malvern

    Any person making a submission is entitled to state in the submission that they wish to appear in person, or to be represented by a specified person at a committee of Council that will hear submissions.

    Please note that copies of the submissions (including submitters’ names and addresses) will be made available to the Council or special committee meeting at which the above proposal will be considered.

    All submitters will be given at least 14 days written notice of the date, time and location for the meeting of a Committee of Council to hear submissions.

    What are the permanent changes?

    Component A - Greville/Porter Street Treatments

    • One-way west bound traffic flow along Greville Street between Izett Street and Porter Street. This will allow for wider footpath, better street lighting, an avenue of trees, more cafe dining/ trade opportunity and public seating.
    • One-way north bound traffic flow along Porter Street between Greville Street and Commercial Road with safety improvements to the rail crossing and Commercial Road and Porter Street intersection.
    • Component B - King Street Closure
    • King Street closure to traffic between Chapel Street and Little Chapel Street (while maintaining access to residential parking) with seating and planting to encourage retail and leisure activities.

    Staging of the works

    The works will be staged so as to minimise impacts to patrons, residents and business owners. Council will liaise with traders adjacent to the works to determine the best construction methodology so as to minimise disruption.

    Within 2017, the following two stages are proposed:

    1. Greville Street West between Grattan Street and Porter Street
    2. Shared Zone in Greville Street between Izett Street and Grattan Street

    How to respond

    Please review the above proposal and if you wish to make a formal submission, refer to the process outlined above.

    For more information, please telephone Simon McKenzie-McHarg on 8290 2059, email urbandesign@stonnington.vic.gov.au or visit connectstonnington.vic.gov.au

    Cr Jami Klisaris

    Mayor, City of Stonnington


  • Extension of temporary trial to Greville, King and Porter Streets, Prahran until March 2017

    8 months ago
    Greville website 20dec16

    At the Council meeting held on 5 December, approval was given to extend the temporary trial in order to finalise the statutory 223 process; after which Council will decide whether to proceed with the permanent implementation.

    As such, the temporary trial has been extended until March 2017

    Aim of the project.

    The aim of the project is to improve the pedestrian amenity of the Greville Street precinct. This has been made possible by introducing one-way traffic movement and the closure of King Street to traffic. The one way movement has reduced traffic volumes and generally improved the safety of the... Continue reading

    At the Council meeting held on 5 December, approval was given to extend the temporary trial in order to finalise the statutory 223 process; after which Council will decide whether to proceed with the permanent implementation.

    As such, the temporary trial has been extended until March 2017

    Aim of the project.

    The aim of the project is to improve the pedestrian amenity of the Greville Street precinct. This has been made possible by introducing one-way traffic movement and the closure of King Street to traffic. The one way movement has reduced traffic volumes and generally improved the safety of the precinct.

    The temporary treatments have created an environment that is safer and easier to navigate for the 4,000 pedestrians currently using Greville Street daily, whilst providing further opportunities for trader use of temporary areas.


    Statutory 2.2.3 Process

    Council will invite submissions from the community in February 2017 in relation to making the trial changes permanent. A committee of council will consider submissions prior to making the final decision in March 2017.

    Extension of Local Law permits and liquor licenses

    Local Laws has extended the Road Occupation permits for the remainder of the trial. If you have an existing liquor license, please apply to have this extended also.

    Construction timeline

    Subject to Council’s decision in March, construction will commence shortly after in the section between Porter and Grattan Streets. Council officers will liaise with all traders prior to construction commencing to ensure minimal impact on business owners during this time.

    For further information on this project, please contact 8290 1333


  • Greville, King and Porter Streets - Trial Extension

    9 months ago
    Greville ultimate design


    The pop-up trial has been extended until the end of November 2016 to allow further analysis during the warmer months. Council made the decision to extend the trial at its 22 August meeting. During the trial you may notice modifications to some of the temporary treatments – these will be made in line with some of the feedback we have received to-date.

    This survey is now closed, thank you for your response, we are working on compiling the results.

    After the trial, a report summarising the consultation, feedback and analysis will be presented for Council’s consideration. There will be an... Continue reading


    The pop-up trial has been extended until the end of November 2016 to allow further analysis during the warmer months. Council made the decision to extend the trial at its 22 August meeting. During the trial you may notice modifications to some of the temporary treatments – these will be made in line with some of the feedback we have received to-date.

    This survey is now closed, thank you for your response, we are working on compiling the results.

    After the trial, a report summarising the consultation, feedback and analysis will be presented for Council’s consideration. There will be an opportunity for you to make a submission to a committee of council prior to Council making a final decision on the proposal.



    Have your say

    If you have any questions please check the FAQ document on this page or contact us by sending an email to the following address: urbandesign@stonnington.vic.gov.au


  • Have Your Say

    11 months ago
    Area 2   greville st

    Throughout the year, we’ve been working hard to improve the traffic flow, pedestrian access and the general amenity of the Greville, Porter and King Streets.

    To do this, we used some temporary road treatments to show you how this could look in the longer term. Since then, we’ve extended the temporary trial and made some tweaks to the road treatments so you can enjoy the additional space in the warmer months.

    We’re now asking for your feedback to help the new Council decide how to proceed to the next stage of this project on the future permanent improvements. The feedback... Continue reading

    Throughout the year, we’ve been working hard to improve the traffic flow, pedestrian access and the general amenity of the Greville, Porter and King Streets.

    To do this, we used some temporary road treatments to show you how this could look in the longer term. Since then, we’ve extended the temporary trial and made some tweaks to the road treatments so you can enjoy the additional space in the warmer months.

    We’re now asking for your feedback to help the new Council decide how to proceed to the next stage of this project on the future permanent improvements. The feedback we gather will help inform Council’s decision.

    This survey is now closed, thank you for your response, we are working on compiling the results.


  • Adjustments to the Temporary Treatments on Greville, King and Porter Streets

    about 1 year ago
    Greville

    Adjustments to the temporary treatments and 3 month extension:

    Feedback provided during the trial has created an opportunity for Council to understand what is working well and what can be improved. Council has made adjustments to the temporary treatments based on feedback received. Changes included:

    Between Grattan Street and Porter Street

    • Widening the road a little to allow better west bound traffic flow
    • Returning cars spaces between Grattan Street and Porter Street
    • Replacing cafe barriers and plastic kerbs with line marking to delineate parking bays
    • More signage and line marking at the Porter and... Continue reading

    Adjustments to the temporary treatments and 3 month extension:

    Feedback provided during the trial has created an opportunity for Council to understand what is working well and what can be improved. Council has made adjustments to the temporary treatments based on feedback received. Changes included:

    Between Grattan Street and Porter Street

    • Widening the road a little to allow better west bound traffic flow
    • Returning cars spaces between Grattan Street and Porter Street
    • Replacing cafe barriers and plastic kerbs with line marking to delineate parking bays
    • More signage and line marking at the Porter and Greville Street intersection

    Between Izett Street and Grattan Street

    • Rearrangement of the parking bays and dining areas to increase parking and create more useable dining spaces
    • Providing additional loading zone for business owners

    Between Izett Street and Chapel Street

    • Providing three additional car spaces on the Southern side of the road for evening use
    • Retaining existing layout of temporary dining spaces

    King Street between Chapel and Little Chapel

    • Rearrangement of furniture and lighting to encourage more people to use the space.
    • Provision of a loading zone at the east end of the street.

    The purpose of the proposed changes is to improve the pedestrian environment in Greville Street which has been made possible by introducing a one-way traffic movement. The one-way movement has also reduced traffic volumes and improved the safety of the intersection at Izett Street. The wider footpaths will create a safer environment and more space for the 4000 pedestrians that currently use Greville Street daily and makes allowance for the forecast densification of the area. It also provides an opportunity for traders to take advantage of the additional space for kerb side trading.

    Extension of street trade permit and liquor licences

    Local Laws have extended the 3-month permits. This extension should be enough for Liquor Licensing to consider and extend the licences for this period.

    Following the trial, there will be further opportunities to provide comments and feedback on the changes in order for council to decide on a way forward for permanent implementation.


    General Information

    Program Start Date: 26 September 2016

    End Date: 10 October 2016

    The City of Stonnington’s Urban and Infrastructure Projects department wishes to advise residents and traders that adjustments to the temporary treatments on Greville, King and Porter streets will commence from Monday 26th September 2016.

    Urban Maintenance Systems Pty Ltd will soon be progressing to deliver some adjustments to the temporary treatments on Greville, King and Porter Streets based on community feedback over the previous three months. These adjustments include providing more parking spaces within Greville and King Street, improving safety at the intersections and creating more spaces for cafe dining and trade opportunities. Traffic directions will not be altered.

    Working hours are usually from 7am to 5pm Monday to Fridayand 8am to 3pm on Saturday. The contractor may work outside these hours from time to time to minimise the impact of construction activities on traders.

    FAQ:

    Q. Will “Vehicle Access” be affected?

    A. No. Vehicle access will be maintained throughout the course of the project.

    Q. Will “Parking” be affected?

    A. Yes. Car spaces are required for work vehicles and deliveries. The number of car spaces occupied will be minimised and re-opened as soon as it’s safe to do so.

    Q. Will “Pedestrian Access” be affected?

    A. No. Pedestrian access will be maintained throughout the project.

    Q. Will on "Street Trading" be affected?

    Yes. However the contractor will stage the construction works to minimise the impact on traders.

    We appreciate your cooperation during these works.

    Yours sincerely

    Simon McKenzie-Mcharg

    Landscape Coordinator


    Who to contact if you have issues on site?

    CONTACT FIRST

    Urban Maintenance Systems Pty Ltd
    Project Manager

    Glen Fossett
    M: 0419 533 961

    IF NOT RESOLVED

    Councils Urban design department

    Targol Khorram

    Ph: 8290 2058

    OUT OF HOURS: Council’s Emergency No.8290 1333





  • Greville, King and Porter Streets Improvement Plan

    about 1 year ago
     mg 4361

    Stage One delivered: Grattan Gardens

    Construction of Stage One of the Greville, King and Porter Streets public realm improvements is complete. The design creates new spaces for local events, bringing back the botanical nature of the park from earlier times, while creating a contemporary space for people to enjoy for many years to come. Future stages of the project will see similar treatments extending across the road to improve the pedestrian experience of Greville Street.


    Stage One delivered: Grattan Gardens

    Construction of Stage One of the Greville, King and Porter Streets public realm improvements is complete. The design creates new spaces for local events, bringing back the botanical nature of the park from earlier times, while creating a contemporary space for people to enjoy for many years to come. Future stages of the project will see similar treatments extending across the road to improve the pedestrian experience of Greville Street.


  • Greville and King Streets Improvement Plan Stage 2: Temporary trial of traffic changes

    about 1 year ago
    Img 0544

    When you visit Greville Street next, you’ll notice some changed traffic conditions at Greville, King and Porter Streets to improve street amenity and pedestrian access until 31 August 2016. Council is trialling a range of exciting and engaging temporary changes will make the area more vibrant and pedestrian-friendly. Works include extending the footpaths, adding trees to increase greenery, increasing landscaping; adding more street dining space, and commissioning site-specific artworks, all creating a great place to visit and stay.


    When you visit Greville Street next, you’ll notice some changed traffic conditions at Greville, King and Porter Streets to improve street amenity and pedestrian access until 31 August 2016. Council is trialling a range of exciting and engaging temporary changes will make the area more vibrant and pedestrian-friendly. Works include extending the footpaths, adding trees to increase greenery, increasing landscaping; adding more street dining space, and commissioning site-specific artworks, all creating a great place to visit and stay.


  • Development of Concept Designs

    about 1 year ago
    Ultimate and temp design

    Greville and King Streets are a couple of gems in the Chapel Street, Prahran area. Both streets are set to undergo streetscape improvements with the preparation of designs well underway.

    The Plan will address Greville Street between Chapel Street and Prahran Station, and King Street from Little Chapel Street to Chapel Street, as well as surrounding areas.

    Design improvements include some of the most notable features of Prahran, including the Prahran Town Hall plaza, Grattan Gardens forecourt, Izett Street intersection, St Edmonds Road, and Prahran Station, the Plan is an exciting initiative set... Continue reading

    Greville and King Streets are a couple of gems in the Chapel Street, Prahran area. Both streets are set to undergo streetscape improvements with the preparation of designs well underway.

    The Plan will address Greville Street between Chapel Street and Prahran Station, and King Street from Little Chapel Street to Chapel Street, as well as surrounding areas.

    Design improvements include some of the most notable features of Prahran, including the Prahran Town Hall plaza, Grattan Gardens forecourt, Izett Street intersection, St Edmonds Road, and Prahran Station, the Plan is an exciting initiative set to enhance the eclectic characteristics that make the area so special.

    The designs are based on recent community feedback on the concept plans

  • Changes to Traffic Map

    over 1 year ago
    Changes to traffic map june

    Stage Two of construction is underway and a three month period of temporary traffic changes will be in place. The map shows the changes to traffic flow. Kerb extension areas will be in place for on street trade. Greville Street will be open to a one way flow of traffic.





    Stage Two of construction is underway and a three month period of temporary traffic changes will be in place. The map shows the changes to traffic flow. Kerb extension areas will be in place for on street trade. Greville Street will be open to a one way flow of traffic.