Revitalisation project gains traction

THE Glenorchy CBD Revitalisation Project is continuing to gain traction following the commencement of a number of staff actions to get the project happening “on the ground.”

The revitalisation project aims to create a vibrant city centre that reflects Glenorchy’s distinct character and provides a place that is great for business and inviting for investors and customers.

Among the first actions taken to support the revitalisation, which received overwhelming community support during the extensive consultation phase in late 2016, will be the encouragement of community-led activities in the CBD that promote people’s health, happiness, and wellbeing.

Glenorchy City Council staff will begin with jobs such as providing upgrades to traffic signals and lighting, as well as a detailed assessment into the practicality of keeping the existing street trees and planting new trees.

Detailed designs of the physical infrastructure changes to the roads and footpaths is also underway and takes into consideration relevant standards, underground services, safety and appropriate use of materials.

These works are expected to be completed by the end of 2017.

Council is currently seeking approval from the Department of State Growth to reduce speed limits within the Glenorchy CBD from 50 km/h to 40 km/h.

Council aims to have permissions in place so the new speed limit can be implemented once construction is complete.

There are also several projects in development, such as the review of the Roads By-Law and investigation of the development of Public Art.

Further updates will be provided as these projects progress.

For more information, visit Glenorchy City Council’s Customer Service area or phone 6216 6800.

Caption: Glenorchy CBD Revitalisation Project draft concept image looking south along Main Road, near Regina Street.

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