Charing Cross Streetscape Upgrade

We're upgrading the Charing Cross business precinct to improve the area's economic and social vibrancy and make it safer, more accessible and sustainable.

November 2023 Review of Environmental Factors (REF)

The REF is a detailed, peer-reviewed report that looks at all the factors impacted by a project, including socio-economic, traffic, heritage, sustainability and others.

Council received public feedback on the REF (including the detailed design plans) between 2 - 29 November, 2023.

We are currently consolidating all the feedback collected during this period to provide to our external consultants.

Next Steps

  1. Following the exhibition period for the Review of Environmental Factors (REF), community feedback will be reviewed, collated, and taken into consideration before the detailed design is finalised. The consultant is anticipating completing the detailed design by mid December 2023.
  2. Council will procure a head civil contractor via RFT and report the recommendation to Council in December 2023 to award the contract.
  3. Preliminary electrical works will start in early 2024. This will include the laying of conduits and cabling required to underground the overhead powerlines.
  4. It is estimated that the bulk civil works will begin June 2024.

April 2023 Update

At the Finance, Operations and Community Services Committee meeting of 4 April 2023, it was resolved unanimously that Council:

1. Approves the Charing Cross Streetscape Upgrade Design Intent, as set out in the report, to inform the detailed design with respect to the following components:

(a) Selection of appropriate tree species for heritage and non-heritage building facades.

(b) Street tree and furniture locations with consideration given to the Posted Awning Strategy.

(c) Material interpretations and treatments to acknowledge original kerb alignment within the widened footpath.

(b) Material detailing for lighting, hanging baskets and street furniture.

2. Delegates authority to the Executive Manager, Infrastructure Services, to modify the design should design constraints and on-site circumstances warrant changes.

3. Notes that:

(a) The Charing Cross Precinct Committee has been consulted in recent months, and its feedback has been considered for the development of the final detailed design.

(b) The detailed design will progress to final completion, and Council officers will proceed to advertising a tender for the project to undertake the construction works.

(c) The Review of Environmental Factors will be publicly advertised as legislatively required and the General Manager will make a decision on the project proceeding.

The report presented to Council can be found on page 36 of the Finance, Operations and Community Services Committee meeting Agenda of 4 April 2023. The resolutions can be found on page four of the Minutes of same meeting.

Please visit the Have Your Say page for supporting documents and background information on this project.

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Need more information?

Nick Prell

9083 8000

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