Imagining a new boulevard for Melbourne

In 2018, the Victorian Government announced $13 million for the ‘Shrine to Sea’ project to create a boulevard connecting Domain Gardens to Port Phillip Bay along Albert and Kerferd roads. The project will 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.

DELWP is working in partnership with the Department of Transport, City of Port Phillip and Parks Victoria to plan and deliver this project.  We will engage with residents, visitors, businesses, schools, agencies and local interest groups through the planning process to understand the different issues, needs and opportunities, recognising the changing urban character and challenges along the route.

We’ll continue to update this site as the project develops, so please visit the page to find the latest information.

If you would like to be kept up to date with Project Updates, please contact Fran Horsley, Project Manager, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning at fran.horsley@delwp.vic.gov.au.


All supporting documents for this project will be found here.

Project updates

Engagement Findings Report

Project update

The ‘Shrine to Sea’ project is now well into project inception phase.

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

View the latest project update outlining what has been completed, what’s underway and what the next steps are:

Shrine to Sea: Project Update No.2 Project Inception  (PDF, 550.7 KB)

We will soon commence master planning, working closely with the community while visions, ideas and plans for the boulevard are developed. We will continue to update this website as the project progresses, so please visit this site for the latest information and opportunities to share your visions and ideas.

A birds-eye view of Melbourne highlighting the future route of the Shrine to Sea boulevard The Shrine to Sea boulevard will connect Domain Gardens to Port Phillip Bay along Albert and Kerferd roads.