Stage 1

We're developing a Landscape Masterplan for Horseshoe Way funded in partnership with the State Government, as part of the Sustainable Infrastructure Fund initiative.

The masterplan will identify issues with the public open space and provide a range of design solutions to improve it. The plan will include improving the functionality of the laneway as a service area, increasing connectivity to the train station, improving safety in the space, and identify other opportunities to activate the space.

We recently consulted to find out more about the issues and opportunities in Horseshoe Way. The feedback is presented in the maps below.


Click on the icons to learn more about the location-based issues identified.

Horseshoeway masterplan

General issues

We also heard:

  • Car parking obstructs viewing of artworks and passage.
  • Horseshoe Way is not inclusive for all users
  • Bins are stored in the laneway
  • The back of buildings do not fully take advantage of access to the laneway
  • Drainage issues occur during high rain events
  • Space is not designed for pedestrians and cyclist
  • No signage at the station
  • Damaged or dilapidated fence along railway boundary
  • Lack of lighting along laneway


Click on the icons to learn more about the located based opportunities identified.

Horseshoeway masterplan

General opportunities

We also heard:

  • Shared zone laneway with the potential for car free weekends
  • Promote street art, festivals and markets
  • Improve bin storage
  • Provide lighting, seating and bins
  • Promote water sensitive urban design initiatives
  • Provide areas of planting
  • Resurface the road
  • Activate the back of the building, encouraging traders to open their business to the lane too

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Stage 2

What we heard

We heard from over 1000 people in the community who provided their very valuable feedback in this process.

614 people participated in face-to-face engagement sessions, which comprised of

  • Workshops, discussion groups, interviews,
  • Pop-ups at community events and other methods.

The purpose of these sessions was to give participants an opportunity to:

  • discuss the Horseshoe Way project
  • capture community aspirations, values and priorities,
  • Provide input to be considered by the Community Engagement Panel.

We kindly credit and thank Yarra Ranges Council for this project reference.