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