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Major Initiatives in Croydon

Council has a number of major initiatives planned for Croydon as identified in the Council Plan 2017-2021 and Maroondah 2040 – Our future together.

Croydon Town Square

Council is constructing a new Croydon Town Square, creating a new vibrant open space in the heart of Croydon.

Once completed, the project will provide great benefits to the area and will better connect Main Street to Croydon Station and Bus Interchange – building on the work of the recent Croydon Connects Project.

This project is being made possible through $2 million in Council's Capital Works budget.

In planning for the project, Council has undertaken community consultation and worked closely with key stakeholders, to understand what they would like to see in this new and exciting space.

From the consultation, key themes have been identified for design consideration. They are:

  • safe
  • connected
  • activated
  • inclusive
  • amenity (improved facilities)
  • identity (maintain local identity).

Concept plan:

concept plan

Artist impression:

Croydon artist impression

View the Croydon Town Square artist impression images:

Croydon Town Square artist impression images (PDF, 2.7 Mb)

Changing Places in Croydon

Council would like to include Changing Places, a fully accessible toileting facility, in the development of Croydon Town Square and is seeking State Government funding. A Changing Places facility meets the needs of people with severe disabilities and their carers, enabling them to be more actively involved in their local community.

We are conducting a survey to assist us in our application to build a Changing Places facility at Croydon Town Square.

Complete the survey

Closing date for the survey is Friday 25 August 2017.

If you have any queries please contact Fiona Burridge, MetroAccess Officer, on 1300 88 22 33, 9298 4598 or email maroondah@maroondah.vic.gov.au

Level crossing removal at Coolstore Road and Croydon Station upgrade

Level crossing removal at Coolstore Road and Croydon Station upgrade

Council has allocated $40,000 to undertake preliminary investigations into grade separation of the rail line at Coolstore Road, Croydon, in order to create a more accessible and connected Croydon Town Centre.

Council will advocate to the Victorian Government for the removal of this level crossing.

The grade separation will improve the safety of all commuters, enhancing pedestrian and vehicle connections in the area and possibly even creating more space for car parking. It will also allow for development of the station itself.

Read more about the Coolstore Road level crossing

Croydon Civic Masterplan

Council is developing a new Croydon Civic Masterplan to identify and guide the future redevelopment of the precinct area, with a specific focus on the facilities, open space, transportation infrastructure and the various associated services.

Croydon Civic Precinct Redevelopment Masterplan – Specification

The Croydon Civic precinct includes Council’s Aquahub, Maternal & Child Health Centre, EV’s Youth Centre, Maroondah Occasional Care Centre and Keystone Hall; along with other community facilities such as Croydon RSL, Croydon Library, Croydon Scout Hall, Croydon Central Kindergarten and Croydon Senior Citizens Centre. This is set in a large open space area that includes wetlands, parkland, athletics track and sporting ovals.

Croydon CCTV

Council successfully applied for funding through the Federal Government’s Safer Streets Programme, receiving $435,000 in May 2016 to upgrade 14 existing cameras and install seven new cameras in the Croydon Town Centre and at Croydon Park.

Wyreena Community Arts Centre

Council completed a new Playspace at Wyreena in 2016.

Council will develop a masterplan for buildings and open space at Wyreena Community Arts Centre and undertake major building improvement works.

Council program of capital works

Council has a program of capital works planned for Main Street, Croydon. These include:

  • Pedestrian crossing improvements north of Lacey Street – approximate cost $40,000
  • Upgrade to disabled parking spaces – approximate cost $60,000
  • Improved central pedestrian crossing with raised pavement – approximate cost $40,000

Croydon Activity Centre completed projects

Council has completed a range of projects in the Croydon precinct to improve liveability for our residents. These include:

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