Urban Design

Doncaster Hill includes a range of urban design and public art features that aim to create an attractive and enjoyable pedestrian environment for residents and visitors.  

Doncaster Hill Boulevard and Public Art Fence

The Doncaster Hill Boulevard and Public Art Fence was completed in June 2007 and included extension of the Doncaster Hill Boulevard and creation of a feature art fence, along the Doncaster Road frontage of the Doncaster Primary School and Old Shire Hall. 

The art fence, titled, 'Running/Walking (Moving Forward)' by artist Warren Langley, features concertina sections of glass, interspersed with cut-out images of moving figures in copper that are illuminated at night.

The project was jointly funded by Council and the Department of Sustainability and Environment, through a Creating Better Places grant. 

The attractive Boulevard streetscape now includes avenue tree planting, signage and street furniture to encourage pedestrian activity on Doncaster Road.

Doncaster Hill Pedestrian Underpass 

The Doncaster Hill Pedestrian Underpass runs under Doncaster Road between Doncaster Primary School and the Doncaster Playhouse on the north side, and the strip of shops on the south side.

The underpass was upgraded in 2008 as part of a project jointly funded by Council and the State Government through a $150,000 Local Area Access Program (LAAP) grant.

The upgraded underpass includes a public art piece on the walls and ceiling by renowned artist Warren Langley, titled 'Immerse'. The creative design features a striking montage of colour and light, and helps to brighten the underground thoroughfare.

The underpass aims to encourage greater use of the underpass by pedestrians and cyclists crossing Doncaster Road and is an important element in the Doncaster Hill urban village.

Shared path works

Work on the creation of widened, walking and cycling paths behind Doncaster Primary School, and along Council and Goodson Streets were completed in October 2008 and creates better linkages between Precinct 1 and Westfield Doncaster. 

The project was jointly funded by Council and the State Government, through a $173,195 Local Area Access Program grant.