The Greenline Project in Melbourne is gearing up for its next phase as detailed design and early investigative works are set to kick off later this year. Symal Infrastructure has secured the contract to complete site one of the Birrarung Marr precincts within the ambitious Greenline Project. This project, designed by Aspect Studios and TCL, aims to deliver a stunning four-kilometer riverfront promenade along the picturesque Yarra (Birrarung) River.
Exploring Melbourne’s Greenline Project Vision
The Project will link Birrarung Marr to the Bolte Bridge, creating five interconnected precincts for community riverfront access and events. Site one will play a pivotal role in introducing visitors to the Greenline Project. Situated from Batman Avenue to the eastern edge of Federation Square, this precinct will serve as the gateway. It boldly celebrates Aboriginal culture and the river’s unique ecology as envisioned.
Visitors can look forward to 450 meters of new boardwalks, viewpoints, and green areas designed for outdoor recreation. During the initial stage of Birrarung Marr’s development, three contemporary spaces will emerge. The River Edge, the Lookout, and the Fig Tree Boardwalk.
The River Edge section will feature meandering walkways, a new habitat for local wildlife, and green areas designed for recreation. The Lookout, overlooking the river, hosts Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung cultural celebrations with First Nations design elements and inviting seating areas. Meanwhile, the Fig Tree Boardwalk will offer a shaded haven for art, storytelling, and nature observation, complete with a suspended tree-lined platform and comfortable seating.
In early 2023, the City of Melbourne unveiled a series of design concepts for the Greenline Project, drawing inspiration from international waterfront projects such as the Brooklyn Bridge in New York, Parc des Docks in Paris, the Seattle waterfront in the United States, and the Auckland waterfront in New Zealand.
With major construction on the horizon set to commence in 2024. Melbourne’s Greenline Project promises to be a remarkable addition to the city’s landscape. Celebrating culture, ecology, and community along the scenic Yarra River.