The City of Melbourne will soon start the upgrades to Enterprise Park on the north side of the Yarra River between Melbourne Aquarium and Queens Bridge Street.
The works will expand the lawn area, enhance views to the river, improve accessibility and strengthen connectivity through the park.
Although not a hectic bike route, key paths will be improved, and chances of an accidental pedal into the River reduced.
In stage 1 the existing concrete plinths at the base of the railway viaduct will be removed. They currently block views between the park and river and are not required structurally.
Once demolished they will make way for an additional 1000 square meters of green space.
Access to Enterprize Park will remain open during stage 1 works however the area around the base of the four viaduct pylons will be fenced off to ensure safe demolition of the plinths.
Detours will be in place to redirect pedestrians and bike rider moving along the northern bank.
Stage 2, from August to December, will require full closure of the Park.
Landscaping works will include the expanded lawn area, new seating along the river’s edge, accessible pathways and wider stairways, an improved meeting place for Aboriginal cultural tours and the reinstatement of indigenous vegetation.