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Traffic sewer set
for a makeover

The traffic sewer of St Kilda Junction is set for a makeover if the participants in our student competition have anything to say about it.

Our students are off and running in the Re:imagine the Junction competition – a collaboration between ARUP and David Lock Associates.

Students from the University of Melbourne, RMIT, Deakin University and the University of Adelaide dominate the entries and we are expecting some great urban design frameworks to re-monumentalise St Kilda Junction, and restore St Kilda Rd South (the former High St) as the living backbone of the suburb. The aim is to create a new, inner-urban future within an historic urban fabric.

The students kicked off the competition with a webinar, hearing from David Lock Associates CEO David Klingberg about what the judges would expect to see in an urban design framework.

Competition judge and architect David Brand, who is a former Deputy Mayor of the City of Port Phillip and St Kilda resident, gave the students a run down on the history of St Kilda Junction and the former High Street, to set the scene for their work.

The first competition deadline is 8 September, with final submissions due on 14 October.

For more information about the competition, go to, email us at or contact Kate Nolan on 03 9682 8568.

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