What is the vision for Topham Mall?

    The heart of the Market to Riverbank link, Topham Mall will be an eclectic food and retail hub lined with murals and an iconic lighting installation where people can stop and recharge on their walking or cycling journey.

    When will the project commence?

    The preparatory work has already commenced to ensure that functional and practical considerations about the traffic movement and utilities under the ground are taken into account in designing a flexible and balanced space for all.

    Capital works will commence in Topham Mall in 2017. Timing will be dependent on the issues and concerns raised during investigations, consultation and the design process.

    Have we consulted already with Traders and the broader community?

    Yes. We received ideas from businesses, property owners, residents, students and people who use Topham Mall through our Placemaking Pilot (2013-2015).

    Additionally, following our consultation with you in April earlier this year (How do you like your Laneways), you told us what was important to you regarding the future of these Laneways.

    From here, we have developed designs taking into consideration the top 5 themes you shared with us:

    • Greenery, trees, grass
    • Limited car access, pedestrian priority
    • Lighting, nice lighting
    • Public art, street art
    • Atmosphere, vibrancy, character, buzzing, lively.

    When will the Topham Mall works be completed?

    The program for works is dependent on weather and retailer trading times.  Currently the work is scheduled to be completed with 9 months, commencing between March and April 2017 and ending in December 2017.