Odgers Lane revamp unveiled

By 23 June, 2011 11

Odgers lane

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:

future of odgers lane

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.

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11 Responses to Odgers Lane revamp unveiled
#1
Henry8210:08 am, 23 Jun 11

I’m not sure if people will want to have their lunch in a back-alley, next to a ‘skip’.

#2
colourful sydney rac10:31 am, 23 Jun 11

Henry82 said :

I’m not sure if people will want to have their lunch in a back-alley, next to a ‘skip’.

It could work – I think they shoule aim to make it like some of the lane ways in Melbourne – especially the ones down near Flinders St station

#3
colourful sydney rac10:32 am, 23 Jun 11

Has anyone noticed the sign above the person sitting on the bench. Classy :)

#4
puggy11:12 am, 23 Jun 11

Look! It’s already attracted more shady characters!

#5
colourful sydney rac11:29 am, 23 Jun 11

puggy said :

Look! It’s already attracted more shady characters!

Gold.

#6
what_the11:42 am, 23 Jun 11

colourful sydney racing identity said :

Henry82 said :

I’m not sure if people will want to have their lunch in a back-alley, next to a ‘skip’.

It could work – I think they shoule aim to make it like some of the lane ways in Melbourne – especially the ones down near Flinders St station

Exactly what I was thinking after looking at the plans. Anything’s got to be an improvement on it’s current form – day time parking, night time peeing/vomiting…

#7
Thumper12:05 pm, 23 Jun 11

Seems like a very good idea. The lane behind the Phoenix is simply revolting.

Manuka is a good example of how service alleys and lanes can become public spaces.

#8
johnboy12:07 pm, 23 Jun 11

Behind the Phoenix is Verity Lane.

Hopefully if Odgers comes off they’ll do verity.

#9
Thumper12:52 pm, 23 Jun 11

Verity Lane. Thanks JB, I had no idea what it was called except that it’s great access to the Phoenix when you’ve got a gig there.

#10
Gungahlin Al12:57 pm, 23 Jun 11

Looks great – like ideas I have been floating here previously.
There has always been so much potential for these courtyards given their shelter from winds.
Smell from the bins may have to be managed.

#11
glenroiheights1:33 pm, 23 Jun 11

A few of us held a little laneway festival as part of You Are Here and it was top. Reclaiming dead urban space with coffee and tunes is a good thing.

http://www.fasterlouder.com.au/gallery/21844/1/You-Are-Here-Alleyway-Festival

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