West Clifton Hill is designated as Council’s Local Area Place Making (LAPM) precinct #5, bounded by Queens Parade, Hoddle Street, and Alexandra Parade.

Image credit: City of Yarra, Google Maps.

Last LAPM review

West Clifton Hill was last reviewed in 2010, when $120k worth of works were conducted. Council does not offer a copy of the complete report on its website. West Clifton Hill is now ranked #2 on Councils LAPM priority list. LAPM reviews are a once in a decade opportunity to persuade Council to invest decent money in infrastructure such as a 30 km/h zone, better footpaths, bicycle paths, trees, pocket parks or street closures.

Local school

West Clifton Hill hosts Clifton Hill Primary School, attracting students from throughout the neighbourhood.

30 km/h superblock

One way to improve place making and active transport is to convert the whole of West Clifton Hill into a 30 km/h zone or superblock.

30 km/h superblock. Image credit: City of Yarra, Google Maps.

Better pedestrian access

When walking south-west along the southern footpath of Hodgkinson Street, upon reaching the intersection with Gold Street and North Terrace, it’s difficult to safely continue walking south-west along Hodgkinson Street, or south along Gold Street, or even cross to Darling Gardens. Pedestrian access at this location could be improved.

Footpath stops on Hodgkinson Street. Image credit: Ali Wirtz.

Other ideas

We welcome your ideas to improve walking, cycling, public transport or place making in West Clifton Hill. Contact us to get your ideas published.

Local champion

Your local champion for West Clifton Hill LAPM 5 is Ali Wirtz. View all of Streets Alive Yarra’s champions on our supporters page.

Image credit: Ali Wirtz

I have lived in Clifton Hill (west of Hoddle Street) for over 20 years and love the proximity to parks, vibrant shopping strips, leisure centres and libraries. As an Occupational Therapist working in a community health service, I am aware of how the physical environment can support or limit a person’s capacity to move around and fully participate in their community. I’ve seen how installation of pedestrian crossings along Gold Street has made it easier for older residents to access Darling Gardens and parents more comfortable to let their kids walk or ride to school independently. Streets Alive Yarra is a positive and inclusive vision for our future and I am excited to be a part of it.

Ali Wirtz