Melbourne’s Northbank precinct is in the process of being completely greenified as part of the $300 million, four-kilometre Greenline project.
It’s set to be “one of the largest networks of green spaces in Melbourne”, said Lord Major Sally Capp in a statement, “with a six-metre-wide promenade roughly the width of two traffic lanes”. The first milestone, an upgrade of Enterprize Park, is now complete.
At the new-look park, there’s an extra 1000 square metres of lush green lawn – almost as big as an Olympic swimming pool – with better views and access along the river.
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“Seating along the river’s edge, more space, better pathways and wider stairways will make this a space where family and friends can be active or come to unwind,” the lord mayor said.
The “game-changing” project’s aim is to draw more people to the waterfront with an uninterrupted journey from the MCG to Docklands. With a plan likened to that of NYC’s High Line, it’s one of the largest developments Melbourne has undergone since Southbank Promenade was completed in 1990 and Fed Square opened in 2002.