We delivered a $52.5 million security upgrade project in Melbourne’s CBD including the installation of physical barriers at Melbourne’s busiest locations, upgrades to CCTV cameras and a new public address system.
The upgrades provide protection for pedestrians from vehicle-based attacks and improve how police can monitor and respond to incidents.
Speakers have been installed in 94 locations to create a public-address system for use in emergencies. Victoria Police can use the system to provide warnings and safety information.
The system works alongside other emergency management messaging, such as text messages, as well as police and emergency services on the scene of any incident.
Melbourne’s CCTV network has been expanded, with 30 new cameras added and the existing cameras and network upgraded. To learn more about CCTV cameras in the CBD, visit the City of Melbourne's Safe City network page.
"The upgrades provide protection from vehicle-based attacks and improve how police can monitor and respond to incidents"
Nine of Melbourne’s busiest and most prominent pedestrian sites have been protected from vehicle-based attacks using steel bollards, barriers, street furniture and other long-term measures.
Protective zones have been created for pedestrians, balancing the needs of everyone using the sites, along with safety, engineering, design and heritage considerations.
More information on what’s been constructed at each of the sites is below.
Federation Square is one of Melbourne's most visited places, hosting major events and cultural attractions.
Security enhancements have been constructed at the pedestrian thoroughfare at Birrarung Marr (near ArtPlay). The City of Melbourne is installing further protections at Federation Square – visit the City of Melbourne website for more about these upgrades.
Additional works commence at Southern Cross Station and Federation Square
Steel bollards installed at Bourke Street Mall
Security upgrades complete at Princes Bridge and Flinders Street Station
Map of the protected sites
Protective zones for pedestrians have been created at nine of Melbourne’s busiest and most prominent pedestrian sites including Flinders Street Station, Southbank Promenade, Olympic Boulevard, Queen Victoria Market and Federation Square.