The temporary concrete blocks and barriers around Melbourne are being replaced with long-term measures, to protect 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 protect pedestrians from vehicle-based attacks, as well as improving how police can monitor and respond to any incidents.
The State Government is investing $50 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 are being 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 is being expanded - 30 new cameras have been added and the existing cameras are being upgraded.
To read more about CCTV cameras in the CBD, see the City of Melbourne Safe City page.
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 protected zones for pedestrians, and balance the needs of everyone using the sites, along with safety, engineering, design and heritage aspects.
There’s more information on what’s planned for each of the sites below. For information on current construction works and any disruptions or detours, visit the City of Melbourne.
Reviewed 04 March 2019