The Northern Pipe Trail, known affectionately by locals as the St Georges Rd Shared Path, is situated along two kilometres of St Georges Road in Northcote. The site has some major water infrastructure located beneath it, supplying Melbourne with its drinking water. It is the fifth busiest cycle route in Australia, designated as a key strategic cycling corridor in Victorian Government strategy. The project’s objective was to reinstate critical community infrastructure and assets, including a shared path, green spaces, seating nodes, wayfinding, tree canopy shading and existing iconic palms.
Our multi-disciplinary team successfully led the stakeholder engagement process, which included key lobby groups and stakeholders, to develop a masterplan and detailed design for the corridor.
The design reinvigorated the corridor with a net increase in trees and vegetation area and built a wider and safer shared path for cyclists and pedestrians. Furthermore, interpretive signage was developed to explore the significant history of the corridor.
Our Visual Media team were subsequently engaged to provide 3D renders for community consultation and engagement.