Holmes-Nicholson-Moreland Shopping Strip

Project overviewDraft concept design

Council is undertaking the design for streetscape improvements of the Holmes-Nicholson-Moreland Shopping Strip, as part of Council’s Shopping Strip Renewal Program.

The aim is to revitalise the area and improve the pedestrian amenity, walkability and presentation of the shopping strip.

Key improvements will include:

  • Footpath upgrade including paving, and kerb and channel
  • Landscaping, including street trees and rain gardens
  • Upgrade of street furniture as required

The design phase will occur in 2016-17 followed by construction in 2017-18.

Budget and timelines

  • Budget: $50,000 (design)
  • Design completion: June 2017

Major stages of the project


Draft Concept Design

A survey was undertaken in November 2016 to seek community feedback on the streetscape improvement.

A report and a one-page summary outlining community feedback from this survey is now available. Download the Community Consultation Report. (PDF 5Mb) Download the one-page summary of the report. (PDF 333Kb)

Feedback received has informed the development of the Draft Concept Plan, which has sought to address various issues including safety, amenity, and presentation of the streetscape. Download the Draft Concept Plan. (PDF 2Mb)

Council’s Transport unit is currently working with VicRoads to look at options to improve pedestrian safety.

Information session

You are welcome to meet Council Officers to discuss your comments and feedback on the Draft Concept Design at the Holmes-Nicholson-Moreland Shopping Strip on:

  • Tuesday 21 March 2017, 3 -  6 pm (outside IGA, 12-20 Nicholson Street, Coburg).

If you are unable to make this time, you can email your comments to Council's Project Manager by 24 March 2017 or mail to: Hiren Bhatt, Moreland City Council, Locked Bag 10, Moreland 3058.

Next Steps

The Final Concept Design will be prepared based on the comments and feedback received from the community. The project is anticipated to be advertised for tender in June 2017, for construction in 2017-18.

More information 

If you have any queries regarding the project, contact Council’s Senior Urban Designer, Hiren Bhatt on 9240 1234 or email Hiren Bhatt.

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