The Central Coast Council has been investigating different options to improve intersection of Kings Parade, Crescent Street and Reibey Street, Ulverstone.
The scope of works aims to improve intersection safety for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers, address pavement failures along Kings Parade and the rehabilitation of the historic Queen’s Garden.
The design work for the preferred intersection layout and roadway arrangements is now finalised.
Since October 2017 we have undertaken a range of consultation activities to capture the views of the community, businesses and interest groups on early concept design options for this project.
Stage two consultations were held in mid-2018 after which detailed preliminary design documents were placed on public exhibition.
Feedback from those activities, in combination with a range of data collection and technical analysis by the Council’s Engineering Team, has determined the preferred design.
Following this consultation period, the community feedback has been used to develop the optimum design. This design has been finalised following confirmation of access for affected key neighbours.
Considering the needs of multiple stakeholders and minimising disruption to business vehicular traffic and balancing the needs of pedestrians has added to the complexity of this project.
In the final design layout, Crescent Street and Kings Parade have been separated through to the roundabout, which will provide safer driver access through to the roundabout and to the businesses along Kings Parade.
There will also be improved safe pedestrian access from Reibey Street across Crescent Street to the Ulverstone Wharf Precinct through the introduction of wombat crossings.
There will be changes to the access to McDonald’s, the Kings Parade Car Park and the rear of the Coles complex. These improvements are designed to provide safer entry and exit access for all users.
Access to Reibey Street from the bridge will now be via the roundabout and around Queen’s Garden. These works will create an improved entrance statement with an enhanced Queen’s Garden. The Boer War Memorial will be relocated to Anzac Park to become part of the Remembrance Walk.
In addition to fine tuning access for affected key neighbours, the Council has finalised the detailed design work during March and April 2019.
After third party checks of the detailed design work, the Council expects to advertise Tenders for the project in July 2019 and award the contract for construction in August 2019.
Civil works are anticipated to commence in September 2019, subject to weather conditions. Construction works will occur for a duration of approximately three months and be substantially completed by December 2019.
Click here to view the final design or visit the Council’s Administration Centre, 19 King Edward Street, Ulverstone.
- To learn more about previous Community Consultation Activities, click here.
- To view the Project Timeline, click here.
- To access more detailed information on the project scope and considerations, view our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) document, by clicking here.
A Project Newsletter containing details about the project and consultation activities is available to download by clicking here.
A Communique outlining the outcomes of the Early Concept Phase is available to download by clicking here.
A Communique outlining the final design is available to download by clicking here.
NEED MORE INFORMATION?
Paul Breaden, Engineering Group Leader on tel. 03 6429 8985