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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
Henry82 10:08 am
23 Jun 11
#1

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

colourful sydney rac 10:31 am
23 Jun 11
#2

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

colourful sydney rac 10:32 am
23 Jun 11
#3

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

puggy 11:12 am
23 Jun 11
#4

Look! It’s already attracted more shady characters!

colourful sydney rac 11:29 am
23 Jun 11
#5

puggy said :

Look! It’s already attracted more shady characters!

Gold.

what_the 11:42 am
23 Jun 11
#6

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…

Thumper 12:05 pm
23 Jun 11
#7

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.

johnboy 12:07 pm
23 Jun 11
#8

Behind the Phoenix is Verity Lane.

Hopefully if Odgers comes off they’ll do verity.

Thumper 12:52 pm
23 Jun 11
#9

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.

Gungahlin Al 12:57 pm
23 Jun 11
#10

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.

glenroiheights 1:33 pm
23 Jun 11
#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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