When will the works be finished?
Works are expected to be completed by the end of 2015.
If construction is delayed due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances, the works will stop for the summer break in order for residents, traders and visitors to maximise the area. Works would then re-commence in April 2016.
Are the businesses on Henley Square still open?
Restaurants, cafes and shops are all open. Pop in, say hi and have a browse, grab a coffee or a bite to eat as they are doing it a bit tough at the moment. (A few restaurants have slightly revised hours during construction.)
What does the new Henley Square design include?
The design for the redevelopment includes:
- Improvements to the formal square and the outdoor dining areas, including the incorporation of new shelters/shade protection, water feature, new feature and interactive lighting and high quality urban elements
- The reconfiguration of the car park areas to the north and south of the Square increasing car parking space
- Improvements to the Seaview Road/Main Street intersection and expansion of the pedestrian activated crossing
- Reconfiguration of the lawn space to provide greater flexibility and use for events and public gatherings
- Strengthening the relationship of the jetty to the Square and the incorporation of new seating and gathering areas
- New promenade areas incorporating Coast Park, cycling and walking facilities as well as activation and event spaces to the north of the lawn and new toilet/amenities building.
Will there be any parking restrictions during the project?
Yes, one car park will be operational throughout the construction period. The Northern car park will be restricted from early July to mid October and once completed will be opened for use before work commences on the Southern car park. The southern car park will be restricted from late August to late October.
All other parking within the area will be unaffected; parking will remain available throughout project in the following areas:
- free parking along Military Road
- free parking along Main Street
- free parking along Seaview Road
- paid parking is available under the Baju Apartment Complex / Foodland Shopping Centre on Seaview Road via Military Road.
Who is the project manager?
Jamie Hosking, Councils Coordinator Urban Design Projects, is the project manager. He is available on 8408 1261.
Who are the contractors?
BMD Constructions are the project contractors.
What is the value of the works? Will my rates be increased to fund this?
These works have been made possible by the Australian Government who provided $2 million through the Community Developments Grants Programme for the redevelopment of Henley Precinct in Charles Sturt, the State Government who provided $2 million and through Charles Sturt who has committed to $4.4 million of funding.
The works will total $8.4 million, and rates will not increase due to this project.
Will there be a grand opening once the work is completed?
Yes, we plan to celebrate our exciting redevelopment with a grand opening and celebrations!