Bell to Moreland Project
Melbourne streets and train stations from Bell St in Coburg to Moreland Road in Brunswick are looking a whole lot smarter, brighter and 1000% more socially engaging – thanks to the Bell to Moreland Project.
Spearheaded by the Victorian Government, the Bell to Moreland Project is active and scheduled to remove 85 dangerous and congested level crossings throughout Melbourne by 2025 – with 64 complete already.
StraBe’s streetscape furniture is a central feature within these new public spaces that are a by-product of this urban transformation.
Several kilometres of the project have already been completed. So far, StraBe has had the pleasure of installing a plethora of custom designed seating platforms and bench seats, dozens of stainless steel bicycle parking racks, and multiple custom litter bin enclosures.
Part of Victoria’s Big Build projects, the Bell to Moreland project in Melbourne’s north has been crowned the Industry Leader Award in the Premier’s Sustainability Awards 2022 – Sustainable Places and Destinations Category.
According to the Victorian State Government, “more than 6 months since the Bell to Moreland level crossing removal project in Melbourne’s Brunswick and Coburg wrapped up, it has been awarded a leading score of 98 points from the Infrastructure Sustainability Council (ISC), the highest rating ever awarded in Australia!”
“Additionally, the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) has awarded Coburg Station a 6-star green star result – making it Australia’s first As Built 6-star train station.”
StraBe’s High-Achieving Contribution
Old Melbournian railways that ran at ground level are being raised along an extensive viaduct bridge and complemented by new open community spaces, improved cycling and pedestrian connections that run beneath it.
It’s part of a grand plan to create new public spaces and station precincts that are more accessible, more aesthetically attractive and inherently safer – whilst simultaneously improving road and rail safety, and community outcomes.
An eye catching display of bespoke outdoor furniture was designed and installed by StraBe – the vivid and functional installation includes built-in seating platforms, litter bin enclosures and bicycle parking.
Collaborating with Level Crossing Removal and Ace Contractors Group, StraBe Group are proud to be an integral part of this award-winning, sustainable project – it is gratifying to see our custom urban furniture asserting aesthetic value in some of Melbourne’s most prominent suburbs.