The temporary concrete blocks and barriers around Melbourne are being replaced with long-term measures, to improve safety for people visiting, living and working in the city.
We’re also installing upgraded security cameras and a new public-address system, so police and emergency services can direct people if there’s an emergency.
The upgrades will provide protection for pedestrians from vehicle-based attacks, as well as improving how police can monitor and respond to any incidents.
The State Government is investing $52 million to deliver the measures, in partnership with Victoria Police and the City of Melbourne.
Works in progress
The City of Melbourne website has information on current construction works and any disruptions or detours.
Speakers have been installed in 94 locations to create a public-address system for use in emergencies.
Victoria Police and emergency services can use the system to provide warnings and safety information.
The system works alongside other emergency management messaging, such as text messages and police and emergency services on the scene of any incident.
Melbourne's CCTV network has been expanded, with 30 new cameras added and the existing cameras and network upgraded.
Map of the protected sites
The concrete blocks and barriers at 9 of Melbourne’s most busy and high-profile pedestrian sites are being replaced with steel bollards, barriers, street furniture and other long-term measures.
The aim is to create protective zones for pedestrians, and balance the needs of everyone using the sites, along with safety, engineering, design and heritage aspects.
Reviewed 20 December 2019