Above is what Odgers Lane in the heart of the Melbourne Building looks like today.
And here’s the Economic Development Directorate’s vision of the future:
The Final drawings for Odgers Lane are now available. They show a balanced approach to activating the laneway making it safer, cleaner and more attractive for outdoor use beneath the beautiful old Plane trees. The lane will be partially closed and improved with seats, bike racks and new paving. Waste hoppers will be consolidated within dedicated enclosures clearing the way for back of house deliveries and hotel guest parking.
It’s part of a whole consultation on the conservation management of the Sydney and Melbourne buildings.
You’ve got until 22 July to make comment on the plans.