Wangaratta Street is a north-south street near Richmond Station, that also hosts a small park:

Location of Wangaratta Street. Image credit: Apple Maps, highlight from Streets Alive Yarra.

Petition for more trees

In 2015 local residents petitioned council to plan more trees:

Image credit: Council minutes 14th April 2015

Minor refresh of Wangaratta Street Park

In 2018 the small park, also called Stewart Street Reserve, received a minor refresh, including a donated statue of Molly Meldrum. Council failed to expand the size of the park, despite suggestions from the community and despite adopted council policy to expand open space.

View of the park before and after the minor refresh. Image credits: Google Maps.

Swan Street Streetscape Masterplan

In 2021, as part of the Swan Street Streetscape Masterplan, the Wangaratta Street park was proposed for an expansion:

Proposal to expand Wangaratta St Park, in the Swan Street Streetscape Masterplan. Image credit: City of Yarra.

Suggestion for an expanded park and plaza

Wangaratta Street and Stewart Street host large numbers of people who line up to attend the Corner Hotel. The park could be greatly expanded, the footpaths doubled in width, and a paved plaza added outside the hotel. Vehicle access to all properties would be retained, while vehicle access to Swan Street would be via the signalised intersection at Lennox Street. This change would also improve safety for people walking along Swan Street.

Proposal for a greatly expanded park, and a plaza outside the Corner Hotel. Image credits: Apple Maps, Streets Alive Yarra.

How you can help

You can help by appearing as a our local champion for Wangaratta Street.

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