- Last updated:
- 20 Dec 2017
The Palmwoods Streetscape Project will deliver the first stage of the Palmwoods Public Domain Master Plan that was endorsed by council at its November 2014 Ordinary Meeting. The Palmwoods Master Plan was accepted by 98% of community members who provided feedback during the master planning phase.
The Palmwoods Streetscape Project includes the construction of a new town square in the heart of Palmwoods. The project represents the first stage of the Palmwoods Public Domain Master Plan.
It is a green community space for people to gather in the heart of Palmwoods, adjacent to the Memorial Hall.
It provides a central meeting point for festivals and community celebrations - with seating, shade and outdoor dining opportunities - and improves pedestrian links through the town, connecting the three shopping precincts on Margaret, Main and Little Main Streets.
Streetscape works on Main Street and Hill Street are connected by an all access timber boardwalk in a grove of mature Piccabeen palms, named the Piccabeen Walk after the tree that Palmwoods takes its name from.
Other key features of this area include retaining walls, relocation of services, road widening in Main Street and construction of a new ramped access from Main Street up to Little Hill Street. This project aims to maximise the amount of level space available for community use while complementing the Palmwoods town character.
Major construction of the Palmwoods Streetscape Project is complete and took place from July - December 2017. Some minor work such as landscaping will be completed in early 2018 (weather and site conditions permitting).
Regular updates are provided to residents, businesses and community representatives during major construction work.
- Community update 6 - November 2017
- Community update 5 - July 2017
- Community update 4 - June 2017
- Community update 3 - April 2017
- Community update 2 - March 2017
- Community update 1 - July 2016
Take a look at the time-lapse videos capturing progress on the project construction work.
Changes to traffic conditions and car parking
Main Street will temporarily remain as one-way traffic until all streetscape works are completed in this area in early 2018.
There are also some permanent changes to car parking. As part of the overall streetscape improvements, the car parking bays and loading zone in Little Main Street have been reconfigured from diagonal parking to parallel parking.
The overall streetscape design sees car parking formalised with parking opportunities available in Little Main Street, Hill Street and Main Street (including disability compliant car parking). Please refer to the attached map for further information.
Where to from here
Minor construction works such as landscaping will continue in early 2018. These minor works are not expected to have any impacts on businesses, visitors, residents or traffic movements.
The Palmwoods Overall Staging Plan provides an overview of the phasing areas.
|Phase 1(A)||10 July - late July 2017|
|Phase 1(B)||October 2017|
|Phase 2||early July to mid November 2017|
|Phase 3||early October to late September 2017|
|Phase 4||early September to late November 2017|
|Phase 5||mid September to early October 2017|
|Phase 6||early October to early November 2017|
|Phase 7||late October to mid November 2017|
|Phase 8||mid November to late December 2017|
The Palmwoods Streetscape project will include work in the following locations:
- Main Street, Little Main Street and Hill Street
- The area to the south of the Palmwoods Memorial Hall
For more information, please contact the Palmwoods Streetscape Project Team via email@example.com or 1800 531 597.