Skip to content Skip to main navigation

Lifestyle

Part of the Canberra community
for over 30 years

Odgers Lane revamp unveiled

By johnboy - 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.

What’s Your opinion?


Post a comment
Please login to post your comments, or connect with
11 Responses to
Odgers Lane revamp unveiled
glenroiheights 1:33 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

Gungahlin Al 12:57 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.

Thumper 12:52 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.

johnboy 12:07 pm 23 Jun 11

Behind the Phoenix is Verity Lane.

Hopefully if Odgers comes off they’ll do verity.

Thumper 12:05 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.

what_the 11:42 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…

colourful sydney rac 11:29 am 23 Jun 11

puggy said :

Look! It’s already attracted more shady characters!

Gold.

puggy 11:12 am 23 Jun 11

Look! It’s already attracted more shady characters!

colourful sydney rac 10:32 am 23 Jun 11

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

colourful sydney rac 10:31 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

Henry82 10:08 am 23 Jun 11

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

Related Articles

CBR Tweets

Sign up to our newsletter

Top
Copyright © 2017 Riot ACT Holdings Pty Ltd. All rights reserved.
www.the-riotact.com | www.b2bmagazine.com.au | www.thisiscanberra.com

Search across the site