Major Projects, Major Projects in Springvale
The Springvale Boulevard will be an iconic gateway to Sensational Springvale.
This page offers current information on the Springvale Boulevard project and will be updated regularly as project progresses. Scroll down to see more detail on the development of the project.
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Read the construction bulletins below:
About the project
With extensive community engagement informing the design, the project will deliver on the community’s aspirations for the area.
These aspirations include:
- an improved pedestrian experience and safety
- improved paving and lighting
- greening including more shade trees
- high quality thoughtful design elements
- opportunities for socialising
- streetscape public art (future stage)
- a design specific to Springvale that is inclusive of all identities and cultures
Key outcomes will include improved pedestrian movement and safety, enhanced shopping and dining experiences, new opportunities for people to connect and relax, and for community celebrations.
The boulevard will feature widened footpaths, new garden beds and more trees providing year-round shade, more seating, improved street lighting, and high-quality, thought-provoking design elements that reflect the diverse cultures of Springvale.
Together with the recently completed Springvale Hub project, Springvale Boulevard will celebrate the area’s rich cultural tapestry and create a renewed sense of pride in the Springvale Activity Centre.
The project will serve as a model for urban revitalisation in Australia.
The existing footpath and road pavement on Springvale Road, between Windsor Avenue and Balmoral Avenue, will be transformed into a magnificent boulevard, giving the Springvale Road shopping and business precinct back to the people.
Council’s investment in this key strategic project will reinforce the status of Sensational Springvale as one of Melbourne’s leading cultural destinations and enhance the vibrancy and commercial sustainability of the Springvale Activity Centre.
The project will be delivered across two stages. Construction of Stage 1 has started and is expected to be completed August 2022. Timeframes for Stage 2 have not yet been set.
Why is Council constructing the Springvale Boulevard?
Construction of the Springvale Boulevard will enhance the future prosperity of Springvale Activity Centre as a leading cultural destination of Melbourne.
The current narrow footpaths will be transformed into a beautiful green space that prioritises people.
The project will:
- significantly improve the experience of shoppers and visitors
- encourage people to connect and stay longer
- provide new opportunities for outdoor dining and kerbside trade for Springvale.
Who will benefit from the project?
The project will benefit a broad range of people associated with Springvale, including more than 20,000 local residents, 500 businesses and approximately 100,000 visitors annually.
What features will the boulevard have?
Stage 1 of the project is a full streetscape upgrade of the road and footpaths on Springvale Road between Balmoral Avenue and the Windsor Avenue intersection.
Works and improvements will include:
- drainage upgrades
- widened footpaths for pedestrian thoroughfare and on-street trading and dining opportunities
- new garden beds and shade trees
- new seating (individual and group seating)
- improved street lighting
- safety enhancements such as CCTV
- traffic calming measures such as raised and widened pedestrian crossings
- areas of high-quality feature paving.
Residents and visitors will have a more enjoyable shopping experiences or can simply drop by to connect, linger and enjoy the area.
Was the community consulted on the project?
Yes. Council has conducted extensive community engagement on the project since 2016, including more than 1,100 people sharing their aspirations for the project.
The aspirations from these community engagement sessions can be seen as part of the final design concept and Community Engagement Framework.
What is the cost of the project?
The budget for Stage 1 construction is $6 million. It will be fully funded by Council without any new borrowings or impact on rates.
What is the timeframe for the project?
The overall project will be built in two stages. Construction of Stage 1 will start in May 2021 and conclude in July 2022. The timing of Stage 2 is yet to be determined and is subject to future budget consideration.
How will local parking and traffic flow be affected during construction?
Council will work with the Department of Transport, as the main road authority, to ensure that traffic and parking associated with the project is planned, managed and monitored.
During the construction phase, the appointed contractor will be required to keep local traders and other nearby property owners informed of any changes to pedestrian or traffic movements, and provide appropriate traffic management to minimise potential disruption to local traffic flow.
Will I be able to do my shopping on Springvale Road?
Yes. A width of approximately 1.5m will be maintained on the footpaths so that pedestrians can access shops along the entire length of Springvale Road during construction.
Where will I park while works are underway?
There will be some changes to parking and pedestrian access on Springvale Road while the project is underway.
Parking losses will be minimised as best possible as various stages of construction are completed.
A portion of the northern carpark in Warwick Avenue will be used as a site compound for the construction team and materials. Traffic Management will be in place to ensure safe school pick up and drops offs.
Council is pleased to announce that all business owners / occupants located on Springvale Road between Lightwood Road and Windsor Avenue are eligible for free parking on the upper levels of ‘Number 8’ Balmoral Avenue multi-deck carpark. Additional free permits are available for your staff. Keep informed via this project page.
I’m a trader on Springvale Road, how will I get my goods delivered?
There will be some changes to loading zones on Springvale Road while the project is underway.
What impacts will the project have on the local area and how will these be mitigated against?
To minimise and mitigate against possible local impacts such as noise and dust, some construction works will take place at night.
The contractor will be required to put in place a Construction Management Plan and operate within Environment Protection Authority standards.
The contactor will keep traders informed of any changes to traffic or pedestrian access.
What is council doing to support traders?
Council is putting in place measures to help traders to keep on trading and to encourage residents to keep on shopping in the Springvale Road area.
These measures include:
- A ‘business as usual’ signage campaign which highlights Springvale is still trading while we’re upgrading.
- Free (no cost) parking on upper levels of 8 Balmoral Carpark for Springvale Road traders and their staff.
- Night works to minimise disruption during the day.
- Business mentoring and support.
How will Council keep the community informed of the project?
Council will communicate regularly with traders and others in the immediate vicinity of the site. Council will also keep the wider community up-to-date on the project with regular project bulletins, this project page, social media updates, local media articles and via community newsletters.
People can stay informed of this project by contacting Council via email SpringvaleBoulevard@cgd.vic.gov.au or phone on 8571 1000.
The construction team will also be in contact with affected traders directly throughout the project.
Will the duration of the project be affected by potential COVID-19 restrictions?
The Springvale Boulevard project will be delivered in line with Victorian Government COVID-19 directives of the day.
When will Stage 2 commence?
Stage 2 is currently unfunded and timing is yet to be determined. However, Council will consult with the community when funding becomes available.
Will the underpass be retained?
The underpass is not part of the current scope of works. Council will consider the future of the underpass as part of Stage 2 works, when funding becomes available.
Who do I contact if I have questions about this project?
For all enquiries about this project, please contact Council on 8571 1000 or via email SpringvaleBoulevard@cgd.vic.gov.au
For all afterhours emergencies, please contact Council’s emergency afterhours service on 8571 1000.