In June and July 2022, Council approached traders on Hall Street to the north of Hudsons Road for their feedback on the Stony Creek GreenLine (Hall Street North) Project. Most feedback was supportive of the overall concept to provide a new shared pathway and plantings. However, there were concerns about the proposed loss of car parking in the original concept.
In response to this feedback, the concept plan has been amended to include parallel parking on both sides of Hall Street between Hudsons Road and Simcock Avenue. In addition, there will be a large parking area to the northern end of Hall Street and additional formalised car parking on Simcock Avenue.
The proposal to convert Hall Street to one-way southbound between Hudsons Road and Simcock Avenue has been retained. This allows for the reduction of through-traffic and gives more space for plantings, car parking, and significant widening of the footpath at the Spotswood Hotel to provide outdoor seating areas.
The updated concept plan is now available to view. The first part of the Stony Creek GreenLine (Hall Street North) will include the new shared use path to be constructed by the Westgate Tunnel Project, which is expected to commence in the next few months.
The Stony Creek GreenLine (Hall Street North) will be constructed as part of the West Gate Tunnel Project and will provide a high-quality walking and riding connection on Hall Street north, from Hudsons Road to the Stony Creek path and the Federation Trail extension. The project will include extensive greening and water-sensitive design to provide shade in summer and filtering of stormwater.
The current concept plan, which we are using to start the conversation on this project, includes a proposed separate walking and riding paths to the northern end of Hall Street (from the Spotswood Hotel to Stony Creek).
The concept includes:
- the introduction of one-way vehicle flow southbound on Hall Street between Simcock Avenue and Hudsons Road – this one-way vehicle flow will help to prevent Hall Street from becoming a through-traffic ‘short-cut’ and help to preserve local amenity when the Hyde Street off ramps open on Simcock Avenue
- the conversion of this space into a walking and riding paths and increased garden beds and trees
- the large reduction of on-street car parking along the rail corridor
We understand that this is a big change to the area and we welcome your feedback.
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