Story Lane is a narrow laneway located between shops at 3375 and 3377 Warburton Highway, Warburton. While once used as a connection point by pedestrians, cyclists and northbound vehicles to access Thomas Avenue from the highway, the laneway was temporarily closed to traffic in December 2019 after a street-sweeper hit part of a building while turning into the lane. Following a request for Council to consider keeping Story Lane permanently closed, Council surveyed traders and property owners in the area in July 2020 to get their thoughts.
While feedback on the proposal was mixed, it also highlighted that any decision on the future of Story Lane should also address challenges regarding the turning circle at the end of Thomas Avenue near the lane.
We're are now inviting residents, businesses and visitors who use the area to help shape Council’s final decision on the future of Story Lane.
There are three options currently being considered. Learn more about the options below and tell us what you think in the survey.
Drop in sessions
Council staff will be available to answer questions and talk about the options at the:
- Upper Yarra Arts Centre, (3409 Warburton Highway, Warburton) each Wednesday and Friday from 1 pm - 4 pm (7 to 30 April)
- Warburton Valley Market 2 May from 11 am - 3 pm