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Lonsdale Street Boulevard

The vision for a renewed Lonsdale Street was to make it one of Melbourne’s great boulevards, as a green and pedestrian-friendly main street with the retail and business vibrancy of a capital city.

Major construction works were completed in April 2011 and the street’s revitilisation is now complete.

The project responded to community feedback received during the RCD initiative’s Shared Vision and Master Plan consultation periods.

The transformed street acts as a gateway to central Dandenong, uniting the two halves of the city centre.

Lonsdale Street now provides the setting for a future mix of spaces to meet and socialise including cafés, restaurants, open spaces, gardens, civic spaces and community facilities.

The completed Lonsdale Street now features:

  • 251 Pin Oak trees
  • 260 carriageway, service lane and footpath lights, compared to approximately 60 before the upgrade commenced
  • Six pedestrian crossings
  • Wider footpaths and pedestrian crossings
  • A unique colonnade of 60 light poles down the centre of the street
  • Plantings in gardens lining both sides of the street
  • Granite seating creating relaxation areas
  • Short-stay car parking and more bicycle parking
  • Bicycle stands
  • Water sustainability features to minimise potable water use
  • A new plaza-style meeting area at the end of Langhorne Street
  • A premium bus stop in Langhorne Street