Posts Tagged ‘Southbank’

A history of Southbank Boulevard

The streets of Southbank have a long and complicated history, but the most confusing is Southbank Boulevard – a creation of the 1980s Melbourne. So how did the road come into being? An inspection of map 43 of Melway Edition 1 shows a completely different road layout existed through Southbank back in 1966. Melway Edition […]

A history of the Arts Centre underpass on St Kilda Road

As you head south on St Kilda Road there is a piece of hidden piece of infrastructure – the underpass that links City Road to Alexandra Avenue. A quick tour The road passes beneath the Arts Centre, next to Hamer Hall. The gardens hide the road beneath. The only sign at ground level being the […]

Bike lanes and bus stops on Southbank Boulevard

In 2018 the City of Melbourne started work to transform Southbank Boulevard, reclaiming underused roadways to create 2.5 hectares of public space and neighbourhood parkland for the people of Southbank, Melbourne’s most densely populated suburb. Something new Work started at the eastern section of Southbank Boulevard and was completed in three stages. Stage 1 A […]