Restaurant and entertainment precinct
Mt Alexander Road Moonee Ponds is a vibrant precinct with fantastic restaurants, bars and entertainment venues.
We have developed an action plan that takes a holistic approach to business development and community safety in the precinct and continually work with business and stakeholders to implement actions.
If you would like a copy of the action plan please contact us on 9243 8888.
Action Plan Update
Junction Lane is officially open!
The completion of Junction Lane increases parking opportunities for patrons when visiting restaurants, bars and entertainment businesses by linking Mt Alexander Road with Gladstone Street. This increased car parking available to Mt Alexander Road visitors will ease the pressure on residential parking in the area.
Activating the space during the day and night will also enhance safety in the area particularly because of improved lighting and increased usage.
The link will allow access to vehicles during the evening between the hours of 7pm and 7am. Vehicles will have access to travel one way through the lane from Mt Alexander Road. Pedestrians and cyclists can use the link at all times.
Removable bollards will be installed at both ends of the link to ensure cars can only access the lane during the prescribed times.
We have produced a map of Junction Lane and the surrounding area, if you would like a copy of the map please contact us on 9243 8888.
Getting to and from Mt Alexander Road - night transport options
Below are transport options to help you get home from Mt Alexander Road Moonee Ponds. Make sure you plan your trip home before you go out.
There are 2 taxi ranks along Mt Alexander Road that operate each evening from 9pm to 7am the next morning.
Taxi ranks are located on opposite sides of Mt Alexander Road (heading towards the city and travelling away from the city). These taxi ranks are identified by taxi totems providing travel information for passengers.
Taxi fares must be pre-paid between 10pm-6am. Drivers may refuse to take you or terminate your journey if you are violent, misbehaving, offensive or noisy.
The NightRider bus service, route 954, operates from 1.30am to 4.30am on Saturday mornings and 1.30am to 5.30am on Sunday mornings from the City to Craigieburn. The bus stops at the Moonee Ponds Bus Depot and travels through suburbs including Essendon, Airport West, Tullamarine, West Meadows, Broadmeadows, Meadow Heights and Craigieburn.
You can ask your driver to drop you at any safe location along the route. Nightrider buses have phones on board so you can arrange for a taxi to meet you at your bus stop and take you home. Or for $1 you can use the phone to call a friend and ask them to come and pick you up. Please let the bus driver know when boarding the bus if you need to use the phone.
Trains and Trams
Train and tram services operate between 5am and midnight, Monday to Thursday, with extended hours to around 1am on Friday and Saturday nights. On Sunday trains and trams operate 7am to 11pm. Make sure you check timetables for details.
Tram: route 59 and route 82
Train: Craigieburn line
Use the map below to identify parking options when visiting Mt Alexander Road in the evening. We encourage you to use the unlimited parking in Gladstone Street and walk through Junction Lane to access the restaurants and entertainment venues in the precinct.
Got an iPhone or Nokia?
Metlink has free iPhone and Nokia apps for train, tram and bus timetables, plus a journey planner.
For more information on timetables, planner your journey and ticketing call Metlink on 131 638 from 6am to midnight or visit metlinkmelbourne.com.au
Use the map below to help you work out the best transport options to and from Mt Alexander Road.