Greville and King Streets

King's Walk Construction

In mid-2019, construction will commence to transform the King Street pedestrian zone into a permanent people-friendly space known as King’s Walk.

This is the next stage of the Greville/Porter/King Public Realm Improvement project that has previously improved the streetscapes of Greville and Porter streets.

Currently set up as a temporary pedestrian zone, King’s Walk will be transformed with:

  • heritage inspired cobbled pavements,
  • stylised lighting incorporating public art,
  • new street furniture, and
  • planter boxes teeming with greenery.

Grant funding of $500,000, secured under the Federal Government’s Department of Home Affairs Safer Communities Fund – Infrastructure Grants, will contribute to the cost of these works.

The new space is designed to create a local destination, where people can come to enjoy the environment and engage with surrounding retail, food and trade businesses.

King's Walk Construction

In mid-2019, construction will commence to transform the King Street pedestrian zone into a permanent people-friendly space known as King’s Walk.

This is the next stage of the Greville/Porter/King Public Realm Improvement project that has previously improved the streetscapes of Greville and Porter streets.

Currently set up as a temporary pedestrian zone, King’s Walk will be transformed with:

  • heritage inspired cobbled pavements,
  • stylised lighting incorporating public art,
  • new street furniture, and
  • planter boxes teeming with greenery.

Grant funding of $500,000, secured under the Federal Government’s Department of Home Affairs Safer Communities Fund – Infrastructure Grants, will contribute to the cost of these works.

The new space is designed to create a local destination, where people can come to enjoy the environment and engage with surrounding retail, food and trade businesses.

  • Works complete on Greville and Porter Streets

    4 months ago
    Img 4812

    In April, Council installed the finishing touches to Greville Street with the feature catenary lights being installed in front of Grattan Gardens. These new lights contribute to the ambience of the street and have been well received by the community.

    The new shared pedestrian zone at the entrance to the Prahran Train Station has also been completed with new trees, furniture and cobblestone pavement creating a safer, greener and more active space for the people that live or travel to Prahran.

    Designs for King Street are currently underway and Council will be in touch with local users once these are nearing completion.

    In April, Council installed the finishing touches to Greville Street with the feature catenary lights being installed in front of Grattan Gardens. These new lights contribute to the ambience of the street and have been well received by the community.

    The new shared pedestrian zone at the entrance to the Prahran Train Station has also been completed with new trees, furniture and cobblestone pavement creating a safer, greener and more active space for the people that live or travel to Prahran.

    Designs for King Street are currently underway and Council will be in touch with local users once these are nearing completion.

  • Stonnington wins award for excellence in public works project

    11 months ago
    Greville 2

    26 July 2018

    The City of Stonnington has been recognised by the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA) Victoria, with an award for ‘excellence in public works project’ in the $2M to $5M category, for the Greville Street Public Realm Improvement Project.

    City of Stonnington Mayor, Cr Steve Stefanopoulos, welcomed the award saying his reinforces Stonnington’s reputation as a Council that improves our community spaces.

    “Greville Street is an iconic part of Melbourne and we’ve delivered these improvement works as part of a suite of works across our Chapel Street precinct,” said Mayor Stefanopoulos.

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    26 July 2018

    The City of Stonnington has been recognised by the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA) Victoria, with an award for ‘excellence in public works project’ in the $2M to $5M category, for the Greville Street Public Realm Improvement Project.

    City of Stonnington Mayor, Cr Steve Stefanopoulos, welcomed the award saying his reinforces Stonnington’s reputation as a Council that improves our community spaces.

    “Greville Street is an iconic part of Melbourne and we’ve delivered these improvement works as part of a suite of works across our Chapel Street precinct,” said Mayor Stefanopoulos.

    New features on Greville Street include:

    • a plaza at Grattan Gardens with seating, paved areas and flush kerbs to create ‘all ability’ access
    • increased footpath width with more seating, dining and lighting, and
    • an avenue of tree plantings.

    “I’m delighted the works are complete and thank everyone who lives and works in the area for their patience and understanding,” added Mayor Stefanopoulos.

    “New shared pedestrian zones at Prahran Railway Station and along Greville Street include trees, furniture and a cobblestone pavement that creates a safer, greener and more active area, and feature overhead catenary lighting at Grattan Gardens has helped develop an amazing space for local events.

    “We’re investing in the Chapel Street precinct’s future. The re-construction of the Cato Street car park into a contemporary public square is progressing well and is scheduled to be completed in 2019, this will complement these works on Greville Street,” said Mayor Stefanopoulos.

    Designs for improvement streetscape works on the permanently closed section of nearby King Street are underway and Council will contact local users when these are nearing completion.


    Background information

    IPWEA awards recognise excellence in innovation, development, construction and/or management in public works.

    The award was presented to the City of Stonnington at the 2018 Engineering Excellence Awards in Melbourne in May.

    The category acknowledges excellence in design, and/or construction of a significant public works infrastructure project that greatly benefits the community.

    The project illustrates Greville Street as one of Stonnington’s iconic destinations. It features a combination of infrastructure, urban design and landscape improvements, and follows three main objectives to provide more greenery, increase public safety and amenity, and reduce congestion.

    The objectives were incorporated into the street improvements through modifying traffic flow, replacing some car parks with trees and outdoor dining spaces, implementing shared pedestrian zones at key locations, widening footpaths and installing new street lighting.

  • Porter Street, new street environment, February 2018

    11 months ago
    Porter st render

    Construction of the Porter Street component of Greville Street project has started.

    A new shared zone in front of Prahran train station, new footpaths, trees, lighting and furniture will be installed for the community to enjoy.

    Council would like to thank local residents and business owners for their patience throughout the construction program.


    Construction of the Porter Street component of Greville Street project has started.

    A new shared zone in front of Prahran train station, new footpaths, trees, lighting and furniture will be installed for the community to enjoy.

    Council would like to thank local residents and business owners for their patience throughout the construction program.


  • Greville Street Celebration

    over 1 year ago
    Greville opening 29nov17

    Come and help celebrate Greville Street’s new and improved streetscape

    Prahran’s iconic Greville Street has undergone a significant upgrade and the City of Stonnington is inviting local residents, traders and visitors alike to come and help celebrate.

    The City of Stonnington Mayor, Cr Steve Stefanopoulos said the newly constructed public space along Greville Street will further boost its reputation as one of the best shopping precincts in Melbourne.

    “The new public space on Greville Street includes a cobblestone shared zone, wide bluestone footpaths, more greenery and more space for the local community and visitors to enjoy,” Mayor Stefanopoulos said.

    “Greville...

    Come and help celebrate Greville Street’s new and improved streetscape

    Prahran’s iconic Greville Street has undergone a significant upgrade and the City of Stonnington is inviting local residents, traders and visitors alike to come and help celebrate.

    The City of Stonnington Mayor, Cr Steve Stefanopoulos said the newly constructed public space along Greville Street will further boost its reputation as one of the best shopping precincts in Melbourne.

    “The new public space on Greville Street includes a cobblestone shared zone, wide bluestone footpaths, more greenery and more space for the local community and visitors to enjoy,” Mayor Stefanopoulos said.

    “Greville Street’s popularity has survived various trends and economic changes and the current upgrade will ensure its popularity for on-street trading and dining grow.

    “The City of Stonnington would like to thank traders and residents for their patience during the construction program and we invite you to celebrate and enjoy the new space.”

    “Greville Street is a unique destination within Stonnington thanks to its historic and artistic past and we want to make sure it continues to be a great hub for creatives, professionals, artists, small boutique businesses and locals,” Mayor Stefanopoulos said.

    The Greville Street celebration will include free local food, refreshments, live music and roving entertainment.

    Greville Street Celebration
    When: Saturday 16 December 2017, 11am – 3pm
    Where: Greville Street, Prahran

    The next stage of this revitalisation project includes a new Porter Street/Prahran Railway Station shared zone and catenary light structure over the entrance to Grattan Gardens, which are scheduled to be built in 2018, after the busy holiday trading period. The designs for King Street are being finalised.


  • Greville and Porter Streets Works Update - July 2017

    over 1 year ago
    Greville design cropped

    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.

  • Greville & Porter Streets Works Update - July 2017

    about 2 years ago
    Greville contact

    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.

  • Proposed Formalisation of Changed Traffic Conditions

    over 2 years 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...

    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

    over 2 years 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...

    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

    over 2 years 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...


    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

    almost 3 years 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...

    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.