Our Story

Welcome to Heidelberg Central

The Heidelberg Central Traders, with support from the Banyule City Council funded the beautification and upgrade of our pedestrian walkway from Burgundy Street to the Cartmell Street Car Park. (Between Cape & Hawdon Streets, Heidelberg)

This walkway had its footpath resurfaced in bluestone and exfoliated granite, historic decorative security light poles installed, two garden beds with creeper frames and uplights, and a wonderful mural added to the west wall depicting artworks done by the Heidelberg School of artists – presented by experienced mural artist Tony Sowersby and his collegues.

We thank everyone for their incredible efforts, from the design staff, pavement contractors, electricians, gardeners, project managers and artists and invite all to come and see what a wonderful place this new walkway is.

Increased security lighting at night is to encourage more pedestrian movement through the walkway from the car park in the evenings.

I would like to give special praise to Ms Aldona Stopa from Banyule City Council for her insight, passion and attention to detail that created this smooth and visually appealling unique project.

Oh What a Wonderful Day it Was!

History was re-enacted on Sunday, May 23, 2004 when 30 pre 1904 vehicles climbed Burgundy Street again as they had done previously on May 8, 1904. 10,000 people came to watch this ‘once in a lifetime’ event and enjoy the car displays spread throughout our streets. If you were there, or were not, you can relive the day by purchasing a video/dvd of the days events. Contact Kim Gibb on mobile: 0408 561 093.

The video/dvd is in full colour with informative commentary on the fabulous old cars. Cost is $30. All profits will be donated to the Austin/Mercy Hospitals.