Louisa Street Improvements

In 2018, we surveyed residents to find out how Council can improve Louisa Street in Coburg.

What did respondents tell us?

  • Pedestrians and cyclists felt unsafe
  • The street could look nicer
  • They would like to see more trees and greenery
  • Louisa Street needs better traffic safety.

A summary of what respondents told us is available as a PDF.

How are we addressing the safety issues?

  • We have installed a 'pop-up' footpath along both sides of Louisa Street. The footpaths go from Munro Street to Victoria Street. The 'pop-up' footpaths are temporary while we consider permanent options. You can learn more about Coburg Conversation on the Conversations Merri-bek page.

What's next?

We'll re-surface the Louisa Street carpark to create more efficient parking. The resurfacing will also improve pedestrian safety and access.

Louisa Street Carpark Resurfacing, coming soon

Council will re-sheet the asphalt surface in the carpark as part of our asset renewal program. This will happen in 2024.

We will also improve the layout of car parking spaces and make the carpark safer for pedestrians. There will be no reduction in the number of car parking spaces.

Council will work with nearby businesses to minimise impact during re-sheeting. The works will take place in stages to ensure a section of the carpark is open at all times.

We invite you to discuss your feedback on the draft concept plan for Louisa Street Carpark Resurfacing by 23 February 2024:

The draft concept plan:

Pop-up Footpaths

The pop-up footpaths are a low-cost way to make the area safer and more colourful. This is temporary as we consult the community on permanent designs.

The planter boxes separate the footpaths from vehicles. Bright artwork on the paths and boxes makes them visible to drivers and add colour to the area.

This project is part of our Council Action Plan 2022-2023: 

  • Action 89: Carry out safety and accessibility audits for Louisa Street and design tactical responses to improve the street for pedestrians.

Who did we work with?

Please see the frequently asked questions (FAQ) list below to find out more about the pop-up footpaths.