The Victorian Government is undertaking a study to help plan how the St Kilda Junction in the inner south of Melbourne can be improved to solve a range of transport challenges in the area.
The study will consider how the government can improve tram stops, deliver safer cycling and better pedestrian access at the junction, which was last re-designed in the late 1960s in an attempt to improve traffic flow and connectivity.
Member for Albert Park Martin Foley said the work will look at how to better connect the community.
“When the junction was re-designed 60 years ago the focus was on improving traffic flow for cars – we want to put the focus back on people, making the junction area an even better place to live an easier place to navigate,” he said.
It will be the first of three studies into key city gateways, supported by the Inner Metropolitan Partnership between the cities of Port Phillip, Melbourne and Yarra.
The study commences in January 2019.