We consulted with local residents and business owners in October/November 2019 for a period of 3 weeks, seeking views on challenges and opportunities in the street which would help us to develop a concept plan, should it be required. We received 8 written responses during the consultation period.
We heard the following key comments:
- Better compliance over the 2hr parking limit
- Restrict parking to one side of the road
- Change parking to 3hrs to allow visitors
- The 40km has little impact on vehicle speeds
- Road crown high, causing cars to scrape when reversing
- Trees are ugly and messy
- Stormwater drainage is insufficient
Through the detailed design process, we looked at the possibility of incorporating water sensitive design methods at the Glengarry / Connor intersection, however this could not be achieved due to constraints with the width of the verge and underground services buried within them. The installation of a new stormwater pipe and side entry pits will assist with the current drainage concerns.
Comments in relation to parking will be passed onto our compliance team to monitor the controls already in place and provide the suggestion made of 3hr parking.
Street trees in Glengarry Street have been assessed as already reasonably well planted with a mixture of different tree species and is not on a future list for the Whole Street planting Program. However, if you wish to have a tree planted at the front of your house, you can find out more information about what you can do here.
Concept Plan and Community comments
A full community engagement report and concept plan as well all comments made, is available below in the document library.
Scope of Works
The scope of works for the Glengarry Street road reconstruction will include:
- Installation of new stormwater drain and side entry pits to allow for better water flow and capacity
- Full reconstruction of road pavement from Findon Road to Oval Avenue.
- Renewal of all kerb and gutter
- Upgrade of kerb ramps and landings to comply with Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) requirements to improve access for all people.
- Footpath repairs to damaged sections, as required
- Renew yellow line marking, retaining existing parking restrictions
A construction date is yet to be confirmed, and our appointed contractor will provide further notification and their timing of works closer to starting.
We are preparing to reconstruct Glengarry Street from Oval Avenue to Findon Road, Woodville South in the 2020/21 financial year as they are reaching the end of their useful life. As part of the road reconstruction we will look to improve the asphalt surface, stormwater (if required), kerb and gutter replacement; and footpath repairs (where needed).
We are taking this opportunity to understand how you feel about the street and want to hear your comments to ensure we can achieve a road reconstruction that accommodates for current and future demand.
To get involved and provide your feedback you can:
- View project information, complete a survey or subscribe for project updates online
- Book a time for staff to meet with you and discuss your comments, at a time that is convenient
- Hard copy survey (posted on request)
Feedback is required by no later than Monday 11 November 2019
Following this stage of consultation, your feedback and suggestions will shape the design and we will provide you with the opportunity to view and respond to potential concept designs, should this be necessary. We will keep you updated of the outcome.