Kinglake Streetscape Renewal Project
Council has secured the funding to make the Kinglake Streetscape Renewal Project a reality. Council has received generous funding assistance of $750,000 each from the State and Federal Governments to add to its contribution.
Improvements to the Kinglake streetscape have been in the pipeline since before 2008 and in 2015 a Kinglake Flowerdale Toolangi (KFT) Plan was developed, which included streetscape masterplans. The KFT Plan has been used to inform the consultation process.
A renewed streetscape in Kinglake will create a community space which promotes not only a sense of connectedness but inspires a feeling of pride for residents, businesses and tourists alike.
Urban design and landscape architects have prepared draft plans and concepts and we are now seeking your feedback.
We are keen to hear from you about what you think is important for landscaping, parking, pedestrian access and a range of other exciting proposals to beautify the streetscape. Click here(PDF, 1MB) to view the draft plan.
Key features of the draft plan include:
- Improving pedestrian safety by slowing traffic through the main street and narrowing of the traffic lanes while still allowing for heavy vehicles
- Sealing of Aitken Crescent and formalising the carparking
- Plantings (trees and garden beds) to improve the amenity of the main street area
- Environmental sustainability features, such as use of recycled material, efficient lighting, and stormwater management
- Central median strip to provide planting and a safe refuge when crossing the road
- Wider footpaths and a move from angled to parallel parking
- Removal of the traffic lights and replacement using another type of pedestrian crossing
- Extended paths to link Bollygum Park and other areas
- Improvements to the Kinglake-Glenburn Road intersection
- Bicycle lanes
- Provision for electric vehicles
- Improved visitor facilities – toilets, bicycle parking
- Provision for buses, and long vehicle access and parking
How can you have your say?
If you would like to provide feedback on the draft plan for the Kinglake streetscape we encourage you to come along to one of our drop in sessions:
Monday 8 April 2019 - 4pm to 8pm
Tuesday 16 April - 10am to 2pm
Kinglake Service Centre
Council officers will be available to answer your questions and opportunities will be available for you to make online and written submissions.
When providing feedback, it is important to consider what aspects of the design are the most important as the budget will not stretch to everything.
If you can’t make it to one of the sessions, the draft plan is available here(PDF, 1MB) and you can make an online submission here.
Alternatively, please call 5772 0333 to arrange a time to speak to Council officers about your suggestions and ideas, or pop in to the Kinglake Service Centre to complete the survey.
Feedback is open until Tuesday 30 April 2019.