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Keep Car Parks On Sydney Road

SUBMISSION to Merri-bek City Council: AUGUST 2021

Proposal to sell Carpark land for Affordable Housing 2-12 Wilkinson St, Brunswick. See our submission here

A CAMPAIGN FROM 2018- 2019

Trader perspective:

VicRoads Proposal Update – July 2019:

“Sydney Road Improvement Project”

VicRoads went  door-to-door to Sydney Road businesses to conduct a survey in person, and there were 2 public consultations in July held at the Brunswick Town Hall & Coburg Court House.
They released 5 different road plans for the “Sydney Road Improvement Project”.
You can also view the Sydney Road Proposal from the Traders Association below.


Road Proposal Update – July 2018:
Sydney Road Proposal – Traders Association

The Traders Association are worried that all car parking from Sydney Road may be removed from the street if certain very vocal groups get their way.
Change needs to happen for everyone’s safety and interests, but HOW should this happen? WHAT should this look like?
Disability tram stops are expected within the next couple of years.
After 18mths of meeting with VicRoads, Yarra Trams, Bicycle groups and the traders associations, there has been no clear outcome. We strongly believe the fate of Sydney Road will be decided very soon. We need to have a say in what this looks like!

We therefore propose the following plan and welcome your feedback and suggestions:


There’s been a push to remove all on-street parking for dedicated bike lanes. It seems that the desires of both motorists and cyclists are taking precedence over the people who live, work and shop in and around Sydney Road.

Whether bike or car the strip will become one big motorway with both forms of transport zipping through at 40kms per hour. The sense of place where people walk around and congregate will be gone as it becomes little more than a slower highway.

In December 2014 the SRBA undertook a study to examine the issues and concerns relating to overall car parking and the task of sharing the road safely, on behalf of the business sector in Sydney Road Brunswick.

Download a condensed version of ISSUES FROM A BUSINESS PERSPECTIVE   Dec. 2014