The Ferrars Street Education and Community Precinct is a catalyst project for Fishermans Bend in the Montague precinct. It showcases how community infrastructure and public spaces will be designed and delivered for Fishermans Bend - multi-purpose, flexible and integrated with complementary community services and facilities.
The new precinct will feature:
- South Melbourne Primary School, Victoria's first government vertical primary school with integrated community facilities and services. Click here to see the latest artist impressions and keep up-to-date on the progress of the construction of the school
- A new community park on the site of 2-4 Buckhurst Street.
Further improvements to the precinct are also being carried out to enhance the connectivity and safety of the precinct in the lead up to and following the completion of the new school:
- Upgrades to the nearby tram stops on Route 109 (stop 125A) and Route 96 (stop 126) have been completed, providing pedestrian priority and safe access to the new primary school and the local area.
- The City Road/Ferrars Street road intersection has been upgraded to provide safe access for pedestrians, cyclists and cars to new primary school and precinct.
- Changes to Railway Place, Douglas, Ferrars, Meaden, Buckhurst and Kerr Streets are planned to promote pedestrian priority, sustainable transport and safe access to the new school and precinct.
The new precinct is being delivered through a collaboration between the Fishermans Bend Taskforce, City of Port Phillip, Victorian School Building Authority, Public Transport Victoria and VicRoads.
Click here to view the precinct map and find out more about the features and improvements taking place as part of this project.
Montague Community Park
Demolition at 2-4 Buckhurst Street South Melbourne has completed and works commenced on the new community park on 8 January 2018. The entire park site has been fenced off, permanently closing Ferrars Street (between Douglas Street and Gladstone Street) and Gladstone Street (between Kerr Street and Ferrars Street), and narrowing Kerr Street.
Streetscape works will create enhanced school drop-off zones in Ferrars Street, Kerr Street and Whiteman Street, loading zones in Meaden Street and Kerr Street, pedestrian crossings in the vicinity of the new school building (including Buckhurst Street and Ferrars Street), a bus zone in Kerr Street and additional visitor parking spaces in Ferrars Street.
For more information, please visit the City of Port Phillip website.