Project update - 2 December 2022

Consultation on the project has closed. Thank you to everyone who provided feedback.

In 2021 we asked for your thoughts on what you love about Alfrieda Street and what you think the future Alfrieda Street should look like.

Your feedback was used to create a vision for Alfrieda Street and prepare the draft Alfrieda Street Master Plan.

Now, we want to know what you think of this draft. Please review our recommendations and provide feedback.

Master Plan recommendations


The Master Plan includes all of Alfrieda Street from Main Road East to Taylors Road. It focus on three specific areas:

  • Civic Walk,
  • Nature Walk
  • Neighbourhood Walk.

Civic walk

Civic Walk options

The Plan presents two options for the Civic Walk section. These two options were generated with consideration for the equitable allocation of space.

The difference between the two options is the positioning of the public realm. Option 1 has the public realm on the west, and Option 2 has the majority of the public realm on the east.

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Option 1

Option 2

See how the options compare

Master Plan objectivesOption 1Option 2
Provide a safe, welcoming public space that supports day and night-time dining culture

Large expanses of continuous public realm and space for community gathering and events

Two separate areas of public realm for community gathering and events separated by road crossings

Increase space for on-street trading

No changes to existing footpath trading areas. Additional space would be provided

There would need to be some
removal of footpath trading outside #53 Alfrieda Street to allow room for the relocated bus stop

Increase space for events and activities

Continuous public realm that could support large events without the need for the closure of Alfrieda Street. A large space provided in front of the library

There are a number of crossing points to negotiate that will reduce the smooth flow of traffic and potentially create conflict

Reduce traffic congestionMinimal conflict points between buses and other vehicles as there are minimal crossing points to negotiate

Multiple crossing points reduce the smooth flow of traffic and create conflict points

Improve connectivity to public transport, surrounding streets and activity nodes such as St Albans Community Centre

Good connection to library, St Albans Community Centre and the Alfrieda Street Plaza

The connection to the library requires crossing over Alfrieda Street, the new plaza would require modification

Prioritise active transport (walking and cycling) over through traffic

Wide footpaths and separated bike lane

Cyclists and pedestrians have to share the footpath on the southern end and there are conflicts at the crossing points

Prioritise movement of public transport

Buses travel in one straight lineBuses have to negotiate a number of pedestrian crossings

Increase tree canopy cover and greening

All healthy mature trees will be retained in addition to new trees maximising shade, canopy cover and cooling

16 healthy mature trees would be removed and new trees would not shade the road surface reducing cooling

Relocate on-street car parks along Alfrieda Street and Collins Street with no net loss of car park

Zero net loss of car parkNet loss of 8 car parks

Proposed street design

This street cross section shows the existing and the two proposed street designs including heat analysis for the Civic Walk.

Nature walk

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Proposed street design

This cross section shows the existing and proposed street design for the Nature Walk.

Neighbourhood walk


  • provide safe, inviting, and accessible neighbourhood that encourages walking and cycling
  • provide safe and easy connection to shops, community hubs and green spaces
  • increase shade tree canopy and enhance urban biodiversity.

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Proposed street design

This cross section shows the existing and proposed street design for the Neighbourhood Walk.

Consultation history