THE Glenorchy CBD Revitalisation Project has achieved another major milestone on the way to refreshing the city’s image, with Stage 3A now complete.
Glenorchy City Council project manager Greg Fox said Stage 3 encompassed works on a section of the CBD from Terry Street to Barry Street and had been broken down into three sections: 3A, 3B and 3C.
“Work on the now completed Stage 3A began in January 2019 and has included new paving on all pedestrian areas, footpaths and Council forecourt; new garden beds and plantings; new seating with power outlets and USB ports; a new larger switchboard for future events; and new, larger access parking spaces,” he said.
“Work on Stage 3B is now underway from Tolosa Street to Regina Street and is scheduled to continue until June 2020.
“The final look and feel in 3B will mirror what has already been completed in 3A.
“The next stage will see Council installing a new, large rain-garden bed, seating with power and USB outlets, as well as a new, central median strip with new trees and a raised table treatment at the Tolosa Street and Main Road intersection.”
Stage 3C is scheduled to get underway in July 2020 and will include a section of the CBD from Regina Street to Barry Street.
“The entire project is scheduled to be completed in June 2021,” Mr Fox said.
Continuing throughout the final stages is the element of public art which is currently being designed and built by esteemed Tasmanian artist Matt Calvert.
Glenorchy Mayor Kristie Johnston said Council recognised that provision for public art was integral to the urban renewal process, starting with the Glenorchy CBD Revitalisation.
“The public art will reflect the new confidence of the city as we venture into the 21st century,” she said.
With the completion of Stage 3A, Council has made the decision to close the Glenorchy CBD Project Facebook page and instead post any updates on Council’s Facebook @GlenorchyCityCouncilOfficial, on its website, and in upcoming editions of the Glenorchy Gazette.
Caption: Completed Stage 3A of the CBD Revitalisation on Main Road, Glenorchy.