- Last updated:
- 18 Oct 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.
Construction will take place from July through to December 2017 (weather and site conditions permitting).
The recent fine weather has seen work progressing well on the Palmwoods Streetscape Project. Take a look at the time-lapse video capturing the September construction work.
Regular construction updates are available below for residents, businesses and community representatives.
- 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 effective from Monday 21 August.
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
Construction of the new Town Square will take place from July to December 2017. Construction will be phased to minimise inconvenience to businesses and member of the community.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 1800 531 597.