Greenline Project Master Plan
Greenline Project Master Plan
A joint led project by TCL x ASPECT, the Greenline Project Master Plan provides a community-driven strategy for transforming the north bank of the Yarra River–Birrarung, envisioning four-kilometres of connected riverfront promenade and inspiring public spaces between Birrarung Marr and Docklands.

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The Greenline Project Master Plan represents one of the biggest city shaping projects in Melbourne’s history. It synthesises an ambitious vision for reconnecting the City and the community to its highly valued but complex north bank riverfront.

The project proposes a contemporary waterfront for the Birrarung with a vision that weaves together multiple stories, cultures, ecologies, connections and places into a cohesive project. It represents a transformative shift in the way people will relate to the city and its river. It acknowledges how – for millennia – Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung people, along with their neighbouring Kulin nations, have had a reciprocal relationship with this Country.

The Project is informed by key City of Melbourne (CoM) strategies, Victorian Government legislation and documents, including the Yarra River Protection (Wilip-gin Birrarung murron) Act 2017 and the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Birrarung Water Policy.

CoM has established strong partnerships with the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation, the Registered Aboriginal Party as a result of early and continuous engagement, supporting the realisation of their values and aspirations in reconnecting with culture and the Birrarung.

Developed by the project team with Wurundjeri, the Health and Wellbeing of Country framework underpins all aspects of the Plan and its implementation. 

Unifying Themes

Four unifying themes and strategies are applied across the precincts to ensure a consistent and generous connectivity whilst celebrating their unique transformative qualities. These strategies are research-based tactics and spatial design elements.

Environment – Recognising the river as a living entity, creating a living, healthy ecosystem

Culture – Connecting visitors to authentic stories and experiences, within a rich cultural landscape

Place – Creating new and enhanced destinations that are inclusive, safe and accessible and authentic to Melbourne’s unique character and place

Connection - Providing a generous and continuous unfolding journey that links a diverse and vibrant waterfront

Client Name
City of Melbourne
Melbourne, Victoria
4 Kilometers
Co-Lead Designer
ASPECT Studios
JCB Architects
BKK Architects
Community Engagement
Urban Analysis
Du Chateau Chen
Soil Specialist
Declan McDonald
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TCL acknowledges all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people — the traditional custodians of the land on which we work. We respect their continuing connection to land, waters, and culture and recognise that sovereignty has never been ceded. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.