Collins Court is a pedestrianised laneway between Collins Street and Trafalgar Place, with access through to St David's Cathedral and Macquarie Street.
The laneway was upgraded during a first stage of works in 2015. New seating, improved paving and a 'golden' architectural frame that acts as a lighting structure, created an attractive and comfortable place for people to rest. It has encouraged increased pedestrian access and visitation, which has seen a reduction in antisocial behaviour and vandalism.
The City has been consulting with stakeholders and working on designs for the second stage of improvements. The proposed design aims to reinforce Collins Court as an attractive multi-use space, while improving pedestrian connectivity, and providing a new 'playful' destination for parents and children visiting the city centre.
A sculptural octopus has been designed by leading civic sculptor, Ben Gilbert of Agency of Sculpture, which will be a draw card for families to rest and play while visiting the city.
The proposed redevelopment designs to enhance Collins Court include the installation of:
The Council endorsed the proposed final design for final stakeholder and wider community consultation in November 2020. The project was open for public feedback in early 2021.
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