- Last updated:
- 15 Nov 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 will include construction of a new town square in the heart of Palmwoods.
The town square will create a green community space for people to gather in the heart of Palmwoods, adjacent to the Memorial Hall.
It will provide a central meeting point for festivals and community celebrations - with seating, shade and outdoor dining opportunities - and will improve pedestrian links through the town, connecting the three shopping precincts on Margaret, Main and Little Main Streets
Streetscape works will be undertaken on Main Street and Hill Street with these areas 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 will include construction of 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.
Construction of the Palmwoods Streetscape Project is in progress. The project represents the first stage of the Palmwoods Public Domain Master Plan.
Major construction will take place from July through to December 2017 with some minor works such as landscaping scheduled for completion in early 2018 (weather and site conditions permitting).
Take a look at the time-lapse video capturing the October construction work.
Regular construction updates are available below for residents, businesses and community representatives.
- 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
Changes to traffic conditions and car parking
During the project's construction there will be regular changes to traffic conditions.
From July to December 2017 there will be some temporary changes to traffic movements to facilitate the ongoing road widening and construction of the new town square.
Main Street and Little Main Street will be temporarily converted to one-way traffic (heading south from Margaret Street). Access remains to both streets from Margaret Street.
Detour signage will be in place and traffic control will be in operation to help redirect motorists and guide pedestrians.
There will also be some permanent changes to car parking. As part of the overall streetscape improvements, the car parking bays and loading zone in Little Main Street will be 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.
Roadworks and temporary Little Main Street closure 27 - 28 November
Roadworks are scheduled to take place from Monday 27 November 6am until Tuesday 28 November 6pm.
For safety reasons, Little Main Street will be temporarily closed to all vehicle traffic during this period. The closure will extend from corner of Margaret Street and Little Main Street to the existing turning area near the corner of Little Main Street to the existing turning area near the corner of Little Main Street and Hill Street.
This work will involve day and night work and include the removal of the existing road surface and laying of new asphalt (bitumen). Traffic control will be in place.
Intermittent noise impacts are to be expected.
Pedestrian access will remain to all businesses and the Palmwoods Memorial Hall.
Where to from here
The new Town Square will be officially opened by Cr Jenny McKay on Saturday 9 December at 3pm. All are welcome to attend.
Following the official proceedings, festive season community events will be held in Little Main Street and the Palmwoods Memorial Hall.
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. Dates for project phasing are indicative only and may be subject to change.
|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 early 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.