Burke Avenue carpark in Camberwell gets exciting makeover
Article posted: May 8, 2017
Burke Avenue carpark is set to look a whole lot more vibrant with upcoming works to make the area safer and more accessible for drivers and pedestrians.
Works will begin on May 8 and are expected to take approximately 10 weeks, depending on weather conditions.
During the majority of the construction period the Burke Avenue carpark, located near The Well shopping centre, will be closed to vehicles.
Vehicles will still be able to access the multi-deck carpark (west of Camberwell Grove) and The Well carpark (east of Camberwell Grove).
Pedestrian access will also be available clear of construction works and businesses will be trading as per normal.
Boroondara Council identified the carpark did not cater to high pedestrian use and lacked public space, and suggested adjustments to improve safety and access for both vehicle users and pedestrians.
Works will include:
- Reconfiguring the carpark to allow more efficient use of space
- Installing two shaded seating areas
- Improving pedestrian connections, including zebra crossings
- Retaining mature trees where possible, and planting new trees
- Improving lighting, seating, landscaping and bicycle parking.
In March 2016, Boroondara Council requested community consultation on the carpark and received “overwhelmingly positive” feedback.
Boroondara Council’s Coordinator for Transport Management Clare Davey said the council would endeavour to keep the public informed about further details on the carpark works.
“We thank you for your patience and understanding as we undertake these significant important works to the Burke Avenue carpark,” she said.