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Proposed renaming of Southbank Pedestrian Bridge

The City of Melbourne is proposing to rename Southbank Pedestrian Bridge to Evan Walker Bridge and is inviting public feedback on the proposal.

Public consultation on the proposal was held in May and June 2015 and has since closed.  Feedback is now being analysed and a report expected to go to Council in July.

Evan Walker is best known for his role in initiating the transformation of Southbank as the Victorian State Government Minister for Planning and Environment in 1982. More information is available in his profile:

Mr Walker passed away on 16 February 2015 and Council seeks to honour the role he played by renaming this significant public feature.

Southbank Pedestrian Bridge is the pedestrian bridge connecting Southbank to Flinders Street Station.

This public consultation is being run in accordance with the Victorian State Government’s Guidelines for Geographic Names 2010.

For information and to join the conversation on other projects occurring in Southbank, visit Shape Your Southbank.

Southbank pedestrian bridge