Project Background

The $13 million Shrine to Sea project will create a boulevard connecting the Domain Gardens to Port Phillip Bay via Albert and Kerferd roads.

The project will enhance the existing greenery and open spaces, improve the safety and experience for people walking and bike riding through this part of Melbourne and help bring the local history, stories and culture to life for resident and visitors.

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) became the lead agency for this project in late 2019 and is working in partnership with the City of Port Phillip, the Department of Transport, and Parks Victoria to deliver the project.

The project area covers a range of public landowners and managers, residents, businesses, schools and community groups and takes in South Melbourne and Albert Park’s suburbs.

Shrine to Sea Objectives

When it's complete, the Shrine to Sea will:

  • Celebrate local stories
  • Enhance the green boulevard
  • Create safer and clearer links and connections for walking and cycling
  • Improve usable open space.

Where is the project up to?

We are currently working on a draft masterplan for the project, which incorporates input from our project partners, Traditional Owners, technical specialists, the community panel, other community engagement feedback and stakeholder meetings. A draft will be released for public comment in late 2022.

Once the masterplan is finalised and approved, detailed design, planning approvals and project delivery will begin. We anticipate the project will be completed by 2024.

Images of the project area

Please scroll through to view a selection of images from along the project area.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or would like to be added to the Shrine to Sea mailing list, please contact us.

Email shrine.to.sea@delwp.vic.gov.au