A diverse and well-connected mixed use precinct celebrating its significant cultural and built heritage, and network of gritty streets and laneways
The 109 tram line creates two distinct neighbourhoods – Montague North and Montague South. New development
in Montague will be centred on the transformation of Normanby Road into an active street that is attractively
landscaped, pedestrian friendly and provides a key cycling connection through the precinct.
New parks will provide opportunities for active recreation, including the enhancement of the existing bike path along
the tram line into a green linear parkway. All streets will be fronted by well-designed buildings with shops and
businesses at ground level and a high quality pedestrian environment.
The southern part of Montague is distinguished by its laneways and heritage buildings, which are highly valued
by the local community. In order to maintain these qualities, the adaptive re-use of heritage buildings is strongly
Buckhurst Street will be established as a green spine, creating the heart of Montague South.
The neighbourhood will be established as a diverse and family-friendly community. Co-working spaces, small
creative businesses and studios will contribute to the cultural identity of this area.
Lower scale buildings along City Road and Boundary Street ensure that the precinct is well-integrated with its neighbours.
The Ferrars Street Education and Community Precinct will support a range of community activities. A second
community hub is co-located at the Montague Continuing Education Centre.