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Victorian Pride Centre

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Victorian Pride Centre

St Kilda
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  • Client

    Victorian Pride Centre

  • Council

    Port Phillip City Council

  • Location

    79-81 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda

  • Contact

    Brett Young

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In July 2021, the Victorian Pride Centre threw open its doors in celebration of the LGBTIQ+ community. The Centre β€’ the first of its kind purpose-built facility in Australia β€’ is located on Fitzroy Street, St Kilda where it serves as a central base for 10 resident organisations and 40 community organisations. The Centre also offers essential services, resources, meeting rooms and collaborative spaces for use by individuals and groups.

Ratio’s transport team prepared a Carpark Management Plan for efficient onsite parking and a Green Travel Plan encouraging the use of more sustainable modes of transport for the Centre.  

The Carpark Management Plan aimed to ensure parking and access arrangements for practical traffic flow and safer manoeuvring of traffic within the car park located on Fitzroy Street/Jackson Street. The Green Travel Plan informed tenants of more sustainable modes of transport available to the site to encourage alternatives to private motor vehicle such as public transport, cycling, walking and car sharing.

The site for the Victorian Pride Centre was donated by the Port Philip City Council and the Victorian Government contributed $25 million to the project. Local firms Grant Amon Architects and Brearley Architects and Urbanists won the competition to design the custom space with their modernist conception of the Centre which incorporates a range of multi-use spaces, a gallery, theatre and café. 

Images: Brearley Architects & Urbanists

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