What is the Brunswick Activity Centre?

Activity centres are vibrant community hubs where people shop, work, meet, relax and often live.

The Brunswick Activity Centre is shown on the map below. The activity centre has 4 main areas – the commercial areas (marked on the map in pink), the industrial areas (marked on the map in brown), the surrounding residential areas, as well as parks and other public spaces.

A map of the Brunswick Activity Centre, the commercial areas are highlighted in pink and industrial areas highlighted in brown

What are we trying to achieve?

Council wants to encourage business investment and jobs in the Brunswick Activity Centre because:

  • More people are choosing to live in Brunswick, but job growth is not keeping up
  • Unless we increase business investment and attract more jobs, the vibrancy of the Brunswick Activity Centre will decline
  • Even more of us will need to travel outside Brunswick for work

Working locally provides benefits for us and our community:

  • Less commuting time & cost
  • Extra hours with family & friends
  • More time for exercise & sleep
  • Supporting local business economy
  • Workers spending locally can establish a cycle of growth.

How do we ensure the Brunswick Activity Centre is a vibrant area to live, work and play?

Here you can share your best ideas for making the Brunswick Activity Centre more vibrant, and complete a short survey.

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21 October, 2021

Amanda says:

“More retail that supports small business in areas like fashion, ceramics, jewellery, art. Offering entry level rent for easier access.”

19 October, 2021

ehopkins says:

“Strengthen and grow the active transport infrastructure and emerging linear park along the Upfield rail line. Purchase land to do so.”

19 October, 2021

Emma H says:

“Strengthen and grow the active transport infrastructure and emerging linear park along the Upfield rail line. Purchase land to do so.”

18 October, 2021

Artie says:

“Building planning and infrastructure planning must happen together to prevent train and platform congestion and park congestion.”

18 October, 2021

Artie says:

“Cap building heights at 5 storeys.”

18 October, 2021

Artie says:

“Excluding citizens from commenting on developers’ plans by using so-called green report cards is undemocratic.”

18 October, 2021

nico says:

“Must ensure the area is accessible for those who use wheelchairs and evryone else; grandma ended up in hospital after tripping over a crack.”

18 October, 2021

nico says:

“More new parks like Bulleke-bek (which I'm sure we all love, thank you!) to cater for the increase in density.”

18 October, 2021

nico says:

“Replace some parallel car parks for large canopy trees and rain gardens all around the centre to reduce urban heat and filter water runoff.”

18 October, 2021

nico says:

“Sydney Road: widen footpaths, add bike lane separated from parallel parking, replace some parking with rain gardens, trees and parklets.”

16 October, 2021

Mattyg95 says:

“Also grassing the area out the front of the former Brunswick Wesleyan Church and planting elms or plane trees for green space would be great”

16 October, 2021

Mattyg95 says:

“Plant street trees along Sydney Road, it is so dull and lifeless, deciduous would be best. ie. trident maples along brunswick street fitzroy”

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