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Project update


In April and May we consulted on preliminary concept design for possible future footpath enhancements (subject to budget approval) that will support permanent outdoor dining and improve pedestrian and mobility access between Oakleigh Station and Eaton Mall. During this process we had over 250 submissions via Shape Monash and 60 people attended an information session in Oakleigh.

We’re now compiling this feedback, which will be presented and considered by Council at an upcoming meeting to determine the future of this project. At this stage we expect this to be the June Council meeting, anyone who provided feedback will be informed directly when this meeting is confirmed.

You can see more below about what we consulted on.

The proposal

At the March 2023 Council meeting, Council approved a preliminary concept design to proceed to community consultation.

The proposal will deliver

  • widened pavements in granite
  • street trees to both sides of Portman Street
  • street furniture to both sides of Portman Street

We are now seeking feedback from traders and the community and have written to traders and local residents inviting people to take part. Our letter to traders is expected to arrive shortly after the Easter long weekend.

Existing Enhancements


For the footpath improvements to happen we would need to remove existing parking and loading zone spaces in Portman Street, between Eaton Mall and Station Street. The enhancement would mean the removal of 14 car spaces and four loading zones, where an additional six vehicles can park when the loading zones aren’t in operation. However, alternative loading zone presence will be maintained close by.

Planned footpath enhancements

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