Northbank Promenade Study

Yarra River, Melbourne

Client: Department of Infrastructure
Status: Complete 2003

Team with Arup Transportation Planning

Northbank Promenade is a shared pedestrian and cycling pathway connecting Birrarung Marr to Docklands with numerous links back into the city. The promenade has been progressively upgraded as part of a larger urban plan to improve the north bank of the River Yarra. Since the late 1970’s Melbourne has vigorously sought to embrace the Yarra River as the cultural heart of the city. With projects like Birrarung Marr and Federation Square parts of north bank have been transformed more in line with the very successful south bank of the river.  The study proposed a series of new interventions and activation projects to enliven and upgrade the promenade and its support networks.