New look for Pridham Plaza

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Pridham Plaza has recently undergone an extensive upgrade as part of Moonee Valley City Council’s Racecourse Road and Pin Oak Crescent Streetscape and Activation Plan.

Moonee Valley Mayor Cr John Sipek said the upgrade has transformed the space into a hub for social activity.

“This upgrade has brought the plaza to life, making it a vibrant and safe space for our community to enjoy,” Cr Sipek said.

“The community asked us for better seating, increased lighting, more trees, more bins, public artworks, additional bike parking, and a more user-friendly space and we have delivered on that. The plaza incorporates all of these requests and more.”

The new look Pridham Plaza includes:

  • More places to sit
  • New suspended lighting
  • Shade trees and garden beds
  • A bike repair station
  • Distinctive bluestone paving
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Local youth artwork by Majed Fayad

Portfolio holder for Planning and Environment Cr Nicole Marshall said the feedback from the Flemington and wider communities has been overwhelmingly positive.

“This project included extensive community consultation, and we thank the community for their feedback and creative ideas throughout this project,” Cr Marshall said.

“Public spaces like this are not only vital for our community, but also attract shoppers and diners to the area and boost our local economy.”

Cr Sipek also thanked the State Government, local member Danny Pearson and the Department of Justice and Regulation Victoria for supporting this project through the Public Safety Infrastructure Fund.

Meet the artist behind the artwork at Pridham Plaza:

Last updated: Monday, 11 December 2017, 1:00 AM