Green light for Glasshouse Streetscape Project
  • Wednesday 11 May 2011

Improved pedestrian safety and a stronger village feel are just some of the features of the Glasshouse Streetscape Project. 

Construction is about to begin and Division 1 Councillor Anna Grosskreutz said the works would breathe new life into Bruce Parade.

“This project will include landscaping and planting works to improve the look of the town centre that is currently an expanse of bitumen from one side of the street to the other,” she said.

“Bruce Parade currently runs through the middle of the car parking area and there are not clearly defined paths for pedestrians from one side of the street to the other.

“This project will provide separation between the parking area in the town centre and through-traffic and will also provide clearly designated crossing points for pedestrians.”

Other features of the $700,000 Glasshouse Streetscape Project include:

  • Additional seating areas and gardens
  • Washed concrete footpaths
  • Feature handrail to western footpath outside existing cafĂ©
  • Upgraded street lighting
  • Improved underground drainage
  • Provision for additional caravan and heavy vehicle parking
  • Two additional motorcycle parking bays

Work is due to start in the week commencing 30 May and is expected to be completed within 12 weeks (weather permitting). During construction pedestrian property access may be affected for short durations. Council officers will contact residents, where relevant, to discuss timing for access or parking if works are likely to restrict access.

Traffic management measures will be in place to ensure the safety of pedestrians and motorists. During construction of the underground road drainage in Bruce Parade, part road closures at the immediate works locations may occur for short durations during which detour routes will be sign posted.