Building on the momentum created by the level crossing removal project and Springvale Station upgrade, this project will deliver public realm improvements for the Springvale Road area between Lightwood Road and Windsor Avenue.
This is a multi-year project spanning several years (dependent on funding approval) and involves a rolling program of design one year and construction the following year. It fulfils strategic objectives outlined in the Council Plan, Springvale Structure Plan, Activity Centres Placemaking Framework and the Economic and Retail Study 2011 which recommends a stimulus project to revitalise Springvale Activity Centre.
The project is also linked to the Springvale Boulevard Project.
Benefits and Objectives
These works will provide:
- Improved safety and access - improve the street layout for Springvale Road and key intersections
- Improved community health and wellbeing via providing more shade, social interaction, rest points, encouraging walking or cycling.
- Support local businesses by attracting people to stop, shop and linger longer within a high quality public realm
- Contribute to Springvale's resilience to the effects of climate change, urban heat island effect and population growth.
- Ensure Springvale and its (existing and future) community are equipped with a high quality, sustainable and resilient public realm as the precinct changes over the coming years.
The 3 stages are located on Springvale Road between Lightwood Road and Windsor Avenue.
This project has reached the Procurement stage.
Timelines and next steps
A construction contract has been awarded, however, Department of Transport (DoT - formerly VicRoads) and United Energy approvals are still underway. The successful tenderer will be issued with final plans once approved.