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Hosier and Rutledge Lanes Improvement Project Report

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On 5 February 2013 Melbourne City Council resolved to implement a 12 month project plan in Hosier and Rutledge Lanes in order to address the anti-social behaviour taking place in the lane.

The plan was enacted to trial an alternative approach to the installation of CCTV. Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) is the approach that has been used to inform the plan. The attached document is the final report for this initiative.

The steering committee was chaired by City of Melbourne and met from March 2013 – March 2014 to oversee the project. Members included City of Melbourne branches (Arts & Culture and Community Safety and Wellbeing), Hosier Inc, Salvation Army Street Teams, Youth Projects, RMIT School of Art and Victoria Police.

View the final report – Download the pdf (1.2Mb)

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Rally for Hosier Lane

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We’re hoping fill Hosier Lane with people at 2pm on Sunday the 4th of May.

The proposed hotel development on the old MTC site directly behind the Forum will affect Hosier Lane – to the detriment of Melbourne’s world-famous street art and cultural precinct.

The development proposes to transform Hosier Lane into a loading area for a 32 level hotel/commercial venture. This would put pedestrians at constant risk, compromise other businesses and emergency vehicle access and will drive away the artists. There must be a better way to develop this site.

We’re asking for community consultation before any decision is made. Join in and help put a stop to any proposal involving the Forum and Hosier Lane, pending an extensive and open discussion among all interested parties.

Speakers attending the rally will be representing planning, tourism, theatre, live music, heritage and hospitality industries. If you want to speak please let us know – contact us via Facebook.

For information & updates on the event go to the Keep Hosier Real Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/events/698208410239662/

Please share, like & invite your friends, and remember to use #keephosierreal in your posts.

See you there at 2pm on Sunday the 4th of May!

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2 days in and it’s looking great!

Round one of PaintUp! is well under way. Final touches will be done on Tuesday. 

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Lighting proposal zig-zags up laneway

Hosier Rutledge Lanes Steering Committee (HRLSC) met on the 18th of September in the Carlton Room – it was a full house with many events and items discussed! One of those was the CoM proposal to install a new laneway lighting design. Ian Dryden – Senior Industrial Designer for the City of Melbourne presented a set of slides of illustrations depicting the proposed catenary light design.

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As described by Ian in his presentation document (see link below):

The Hosier Lane catenary system is based on two parallel cables in close proximity to each wall, with an additional zig-zag down the centre. The zig-zag provides support for the system, introducing the possibility of using lighter weight ‘cable’ connections to buildings, in lieu of heavy brackets. The intention is to create an outdoor gallery lighting system, to complement and enhance the space.

The zig-zag of coloured leds down hosier lane introduces additional colour and visual interest to the space. Clusters of twin adjustable led spotlights accentuate artworks with medium beam, warm white (3000k) light. Discrete form and louvres combine to minimise the visual impact of the luminaire, and maximise the impact of the illuminated artworks.

Multi-function ‘theatre-bars’ would be integrated into the catenary system at both intersections of rutledge and hosier lanes. Adjacent power supplies to be provided to allow the bars to be used for supporting additional special purpose lighting, speakers, banners or temporary art installations. The intent is to enhance the flexibility of the space, and enable the implementation of gallery style exhibition openings or other events in the laneways.

The Rutledge Lane catenary system is designed as a minimised instance of the Hosier Lane system. The zigzag cabling incorporates the spot and linear lighting and fuses with the Hosier Lane system and the theatre-bars at the laneway intersections. In addition, linear led luminaires with a combination of wide and flood optics will wash the walls with warm white (3000k) light and provide quantitative lighting to suit AS/NZS1158 Category P8 requirements in both the horizontal and vertical planes.

What d’ya reckon? We’d be interested to hear your thoughts and feedback regarding this design.

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