Kinglake Streetscape Renewal Project

Background 

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.

Draft Design

Urban design and landscape architects have prepared a draft plan - Click here(PDF, 1MB) to view it.

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 

Consultation Summary

Thanks to all those who provided feedback on the draft plan. Click here(PDF, 478KB) to download a summary of the feedback. 

Next steps

Council will be holding a series of targeted consultations with traders and adjoining landholders, emergency services and Regional Roads Victoria.

A revised concept plan will then be developed to guide the remainder of the project.

Stay tuned for further updates on this project as it progresses.