We're improving the Barkly Village Streetscape
Barkly Street is home to West Footscray's much loved Barkly Village, which serves as a key connection between Ashley Street in Braybrook and central Footscray.
This busy precinct has what locals describe as ‘an amazing array of shops and eateries' and an active and engaged community supporting the thriving, dining, shopping, and entertainment hub.
The Barkly Village Streetscape Improvement Plan seeks to ensure the Village continues to serve the growing community and remains a vibrant centre by improving the streetscape to enhance the look, feel and functionality of the area to support local residents, traders and visitors.
It reflects the features the almost 500 residents who engaged with us in July 2022 said were important to them - specifically the inclusion of greenery and trees, safer walking and cycling, and places to sit, meet and relax to enhance the visitor experience.
The streetscape design also includes additional pedestrian crossings, new and improved accessible parking bays, and kerb extensions at bus stops - this will encourage traffic to slow down while also providing additional space for pedestrians and landscaping.
The Improvement Plan was available for community feedback during August and September 2023.
We are now considering your feedback with a view to sharing an update once it becomes available.
Argyle St to Blandford St
Wider footpath and pedestrian-operated signal crossing, additional seating, tree planting and greenery proposed.
Blandford St to Market St
Use the slider to view a before and after artist's impression of the new proposed raised crossing at Buxton Street, along with additional planting and greenery.
Market St to Hewitt Ave
Proposed new bus stops and a separated bike lane. (Note: this design is subject to a VCAT decision on a planning application for 501 Barkly Street).