LAPM 3 Scotchmer is a Local Area Place Making (LAPM) neighbourhood in Fitzroy North. Council conducted a LAPM review in 2018 and adopted a plan in March 2019.

Ideas for LAPM 3 Scotchmer. Image credit: City of Yarra.


Boundaries of LAPM 3 include:

  • May Street
  • Nicholson Street
  • Alexandra Parade
  • Brunswick Street
  • St Georges Road

Schools in LAPM 13 include:

  • Merri Creek Primary School
  • German International School
  • Simonds Catholic College


Consultation identified a range of issues:

Summary of issues. Image credit: City of Yarra


O’Brien Traffic delivered their final report in January 2019.

Final report (16 MB). Image credit: City of Yarra.


Council adopted a plan in March 2019:

Recommended plan. Image credit: City of Yarra.


Council approved a budget of $1.9m over three years ($500k, $720k and $720k).

Minutes from 5th March 2019. Image credit: City of Yarra.

Our view

Streets Alive Yarra applauds Council for adopting a LAPM plan with a budget of $1.9m. This is a great precedent and we hope that each LAPM area receives a similar budget. Even better would have been to:

  • Upgrade the whole area to one or more 30 km/h superblocks
  • Construct protected bicycle lanes on Alexandra Parade, Nicholson Street, Brunswick Street, St Georges Road, Reid Street, Scotchmer Street and Holden Street
  • Convert free parking to either permit-only parking or metered parking

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