Brimbank Council is planning a new civic plaza in Alfrieda Street St Albans – following the success of a pop-up park set up last year – and you’re invited to have your say.
Brimbank Mayor Cr Margaret Giudice said local traders and residents had called for a permanent plaza in Alfrieda Street, St Albans many times over the years – as far back as 1982 – with the most recent pop-up park trial becoming a hit with shoppers, traders and visitors.
“A trial pop-up park set up in Alfrieda Street in mid-2017 has proven very successful and Council wants to offer St Albans residents, shoppers and traders a more permanent solution.
“This exciting project will turn the former bus interchange in Alfrieda Street into a vibrant space for the community to share in events, and for people to socialise and relax while shopping,” Cr Giudice said.
The proposed civic plaza would be built on the site of the former bus interchange, which was relocated to the St Albans Railway Station in 2015 as part of the State Government’s Main Road Level Crossing Removal Project.
The draft plans include:
The project is expected to cost $1.3 million. Council has funded $500,000 in the 2018-2019 financial year. The project has also received $125,000 from the Level Crossing Removal Authority.
The first stage of works will occur this financial year with further funding required to complete the whole project, subject to future budgets and funding opportunities.