Eumundi Streetscape Project

A new and improved streetscape will soon transform Memorial Drive into an attractive, shady and inclusive place for businesses, residents and visitors to enjoy all year round.

Memorial Drive will soon be upgraded to help the street operate more safely, efficiently and enhance the look and experience of the bustling area. The project includes the area of Memorial Drive, between Etheridge and Gridley Streets and some works in Lonergan Lane.

Stage One construction is expected to start August 2024. 

Project scope

The streetscape upgrade features more tranquil outdoor seating, more shade, more trees and plants, safer pedestrian crossings with improved accessibility for everyone, and heritage and art interpretations.

The upgrade will help the street operate more safely and efficiently and enhance the look and experience of Memorial Drive (between Etheridge and Gridley Streets). Some works will also take place in Lonergan Lane (Stage Two).

To minimise impacts to our community and businesses, construction will take place in two stages. 

Stage One works are fully funded and will be split into two construction zones (A & B).  View Stage One Plan and the construction zones in the below table. 

Stage Two works are subject to further technical investigations and funding and are anticipated to start in 2025. Council will continue to keep our community informed as Stage Two works are finalised.

Zone A (Etheridge Street) features Zone B (Memorial Drive at Bank Arcade) features
  • A raised pedestrian crossing                            
  • Seating area​​ including high bar and stools​​
  • Wayfinding signage​​
  • Upgraded footpath​​ and new pram ramp​​
  • Footpath extension for planting
  • Landscaping​​
  • 'Bullock Circle' (heritage interpretation)​​
  • Bicycle racks, water fountain​​ and bins​​
  • Roadway/crossing lighting​​
  • Pathway lighting​​
  • Adjustable projector (tree lighting)​​
  • Drainage swale and boulders
  • A raised pedestrian crossing
  • Seating area​
  • Wayfinding signage​
  • Upgraded footpath​ and new pram ramp​
  • Footpath extension for planting​
  • Landscaping
  • Water fountain and bins​
  • Roadway/crossing lighting​

Project timeline

Access to Eumundi, including local businesses and the markets will remain available during construction. Construction will be halted over the peak Christmas-New Year holiday and trading season.

  • June 2024 – Construction Information Session for community and businesses 
  • August 2024 - Stage 1 construction starts 
  • February 2025 - Stage 1 construction estimated to be completed*
  • Early 2025 - Stage 2 works planned to start* (subject to further technical investigations and funding)

*Elements of construction may be staged or altered as logistics and resources dictate. All works will be weather dependent and site conditions permitting.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where to from here

The community and businesses were invited to attend a construction information night on Wednesday 12 June 2024 at Imperial Hotel, Eumundi. The project team provided details around the construction scheduling and methodology. 

Stage One construction is planned to start August 2024 and estimated to be completed in February 2025.

Background 

Following extensive community engagement between 2020 and 2023, the streetscape design has been shaped by the community and uniquely reflects the character and history of the township. To learn about the previous community engagement process, please visit council’s Have Your Say website.

Contact

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Have a question for the project team, please email [email protected].

Project News updates

Project News update - Construction Information - June 2024

Project News update - June 2024