Project update September 2021

by Manningham Admin,

We asked

Over the past 12 months, we have surveyed traders, shop owners and community members, met with stakeholders and hosted drop-in sessions to ask for your feedback on the concept designs for the Macedon Square streetscape upgrade. The feedback we received was robust and we thank everyone for their contributions.

You said

When asked what improvements you wanted in see in the concept design, four key areas were noted which included

  • Parking.
  • Safety.
  • Accessibility.
  • Other design features.

View the full engagement report.

We did

Officers have taken this feedback and created a revised concept design, which was recently endorsed by Council at its meeting on Tuesday 28 September. The revised concept design incorporates features such as:

  • No reduction of parking spaces from what is currently available (132 spaces)
  • Increased road widths along Macedon Road to allow vehicles to pass a stationary vehicle
  • New loading bays along Macedon Road
  • Provision of a new roundabout at the intersection of The Mall and Rosa Street
  • Relocated pedestrian crossings to improve pedestrian connectivity and assist to reduce vehicle speeds and congestion.
  • Repositioned accessible parking bays
  • Increased footpath widths for outdoor trading areas and safety barrier treatments for improved pedestrian safety.
  • Improvements to the western laneway for large truck loading and access

View the revised design

Next steps

Council will now progress with the detail design phase of the project. This will include further community engagement on aspects around specific details such as location of trolley bays, public seating, bins and other elements. This is expect to occur from mid to late 2022.

Construction is anticipated to commence in early 2023.

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