We are delivering on your Maling Road Place Plan by upgrading the network of laneways connecting Canterbury Station to Maling Road.

These improvements will create a more accessible, safe and enjoyable experience for up to 1,000 people who use the laneways each day.

A concept plan has been developed for the laneway upgrades, which includes:

  • better lighting and improved bluestone paving and asphalt to create safer access for everyone
  • more greenery, including a new garden bed and trees
  • vibrant festoon lighting in the lane between 141-143 Maling Road to bring it to life at night
  • public seating and meeting places.

To improve safety, there will be a new defined turning area in front of the station. This will allow restricted access to rear of private properties via right of way (ROW) and enable exit from the laneway in a forward direction. The laneway has been designed to provide a separate space for pedestrians and vehicles accessing private property via ROW (public vehicles are not permitted).

Adjoining businesses may also activate the rear of their properties for trade in the future, contributing to a vibrant local economy and creating new experiences for the community to enjoy.

All of these upgrades contribute to achieving your vision for Maling Road.

Find out more about the Maling Road placemaking project.

Maling laneway upgrades

Expand the map and click on the animated hot spots to view photos and descriptions of the proposed improvements.

A map of Maling Road and local shops and train station