The creation of 30km/h speed limit zone in the area bound by East, Moore, Cass and Havelock Streets
A pedestrian and cycle-friendly environment
New lighting and street furniture (for example park benches and seating areas)
Landscaping, such as more trees, new plantings and rain gardens that provide environmental benefits
Changes to parking including:
- Installation of sensors throughout this part of the CBD and a provision of free, time-restricted parking.
- P60 parking for East, Burnett and Tancred Streets, P120 for Havelock, Cass and Moore Streets, and change the P120 in the West Street car park to P180.
What is happening and when?
Construction work to upgrade the town centre streetscapes began on Monday, 27 January 2020 and is expected to take two years to complete. The work is being carried out by the Council's contractor, Tru-Line Civil.
Tru-Line Civil will replace and upgrade the CBD's drinking, stormwater and wastewater infrastructure; construct new road and footpath surfaces; and install new landscape features such as more trees, new plantings, rain gardens, new lighting and street furniture.
Work started on Cass Street first, followed by Tancred, Burnett and Moore Streets, before finishing up on East Street and Havelock Street.
The upgrades will be in line with the concept designs developed with the assistance of Abley Transportation Consultants that were consulted on with the community in 2018. Design schemes developed by AECOM in association with Jasmax were completed in September 2019.
The plans for the CBD are exciting and include more trees, and new furniture, sustainability and environmental measures such as low energy LED lighting and rain gardens to filter stormwater. Some examples of what you can expect are in the pictures below.