Glenorchy CBD Revitalisation Project

11/10/2018

Glenorchy’s CBD

Glenorchy City Council has commenced an exciting project to transform the Glenorchy central business district (CBD). The main focus of this project is the section of Main Road between Terry Street and Barry Street.
 
A design concept of GCC Main Road is available here (PDF). A 3D animation video is available for viewing here (external link).

 

Project Updates

Project Update - 27 September 2018

STAGE 1 (Peltro Street Cycle Link) – Construction of this first stage of the CBD project has now been completed. Some key points in relation to this project are as follows:

  • Council gained funding assistance, to install this cycle link, through the State Government’s Vulnerable Road Users Grant Program;
  • These are the first protected, (on-road) cycle lanes in Tasmania. The design has been based on similar treatments used in mainland cities;
  • Protected cycle lanes are considered ‘best-practice’ by giving all cyclists the confidence to ride in, or near the road reservation;
  • Future cycling works associated with the CBD Project will include improved linkages from these cycle lanes to surrounding footpaths and roadways, as well as new bike parking facilities throughout the CBD.


STAGE 2
(Main Road – O’Brien’s Bridge to Barry Street) – Construction on the second stage of the CBD project is now complete, with only some minor finishing touches to be done.

Stage 2 works sees the provision of new footpaths, kerbs and other urban design features to match into the recently completed Glenorchy Integrated Care Centre building surrounds.

STAGE 3 (Main Road – Terry Street to Barry Street) – The final stage of works is heavily into the design stages, with Preliminary design almost complete and Detailed design underway with the finalisation of urban street elements for seating, lighting, bike-racks and landscaping, to name just a few of the elements and treatments being planned.


 

Project Update - 27 July 2018 

STAGE 1 (Peltro Street Cycle Link) – Construction of this first stage of the CBD project has now been completed. Some key points in relation to this project are as follows:

  • Council gained funding assistance, to install this cycle link, through the State Government’s Vulnerable Road Users Grant Program;
  • These are the first protected, (on-road) cycle lanes in Tasmania.The design has been based on similar treatments used in mainland cities;
  • Protected cycle lanes are considered ‘best-practice’ by giving all cyclists the confidence to ride in, or near the road reservation;
  • Future cycling works associated with the CBD Project will include improved linkages from these cycle lanes to surrounding footpaths and roadways, as well as new bike parking facilities throughout the CBD.

STAGE 2 (Main Road – O’Brien’s Bridge to Barry Street) – Construction on the second stage of the CBD project is now well underway and once complete, will be a good indication of the style of design and types of materials, which will roll out to the remainder of the project.

Stage 2 works sees the provision of new footpaths, kerbs and other urban design features to match into the recently completed Glenorchy Integrated Care Centre building surrounds.

STAGE 3 (Main Road – Terry Street to Barry Street) – The final stage of works is heavily into the design stages, with Preliminary design almost complete and Detailed design underway with the finalisation of urban street elements for seating, lighting, bike-racks and landscaping, to name just a few of the elements and treatments being planned.


Project Update - 27 June 2018 

STAGE 1 (Peltro Street Cycle Link) – Construction of this first stage of the CBD project has now been completed. Council gained funding assistance through the State Governments Vulnerable Road Users Grant Program to install this cycle link which provides the first protected (on road) cycle lanes in Tasmania.

The completed works include:

  • improvements to the ramp at the Inter City Cycleway near KGV
  • the provision of cycling lanes along Peltro Street that will link the cycleway with the CBD
  • enhancements to the traffic signals crossing KGV for cyclists and pedestrians
  • reseal of Peltro Street
  • stormwater drainage improvements


Future cycling works associated with the CBD Project will include improved linkages from the bike lane to surrounding footpaths and roadway as well as new bike parking facilities throughout the CBD. A temporary ramp has been installed at the CBD end of the cyclelink so cyclists can access the footpath in the short term.

STAGE 2 (Main Road – O’Brien’s Bridge to Barry Street) – Construction on this second stage of the CBD project has recently commenced and once complete will be a good indication of the type of design and materials that will roll out to the rest of the project. Stage 2 works see the provision of new footpaths, kerbs and other urban design features to match into the recently completed Glenorchy Integrated Care Centre building surrounds.


Project Update - 4 April 2018

Peltro Street Cycle Link – Construction on this first stage of the CBD project has recently commenced. These works will include improvements to the ramp at the Inter City Cycleway near KGV and the provision of cycling lanes along Peltro Street; linking the cycleway with the CBD. Once complete this link will provide the first protected (on road) cycle lanes in Tasmania. We have also gained permission to modify the traffic signals crossing KGV Avenue to accommodate cyclists. Council has received funding assistance through the State Governments Vulnerable Road Users Grant Program to install this cyclelink.

Main Road – O’Brien’s Bridge to Barry Street – Design work underway on new footpaths, kerb and channel etc. to match into the recently completed Glenorchy Integrated Care Centre building surrounds.



Project Update - 6 February 2018

Peltro Street Cycle Link – This first stage of the CBD project is scheduled to commence in March 2018. The first of these works will include improvements to the ramp at the Inter City Cycleway near KGV and the provision of cycling lanes along Peltro Street; linking the cycleway with the CBD. Once complete this link will provide the first protected (on road) cycle lanes in Tasmania. Council also gained permission to modify the traffic signals crossing KGV Avenue to accommodate cyclists.


 
Project Update - 30 November 2017

Project Designs – Concept plans and a 3D animation video showing how the CBD could look in the future are available to view.

Planning Permit – The updated plans have been submitted as part of a planning permit application for the project.

Proposed Playground and Kiosk – Community consultation on the proposed playground development for Council’s front lawns was undertaken during November and feedback will be reported to Council in January 2018.

Funding – Council has been successful in obtaining funds through the Safer Roads (Vulnerable Road Users Program) to provide new cycling lanes along Peltro Street (Glenorchy) linking the InterCity Cycleway with the CBD.

As the project progresses, further updates will be placed on Council’s website and in the Glenorchy Gazette..

For more information contact Council’s Customer Service area on Ph: 03 6216 6800 or email gccmail@gcc.tas.gov.au


 Project Update - 31 August 2017

Detailed Designs – To ensure people of all ages and abilities can safely enjoy the CBD, Council has engaged an Access Consultant to review our urban design plans and the proposed streetscape changes. The updated plans will soon be submitted as part of a Planning Permit application for the project.

Traffic Signals – Discussion is continuing with State Government regarding improvements to pedestrian crossings at various traffic signal locations in the CBD, with traffic surveys occurring both in the morning and evening to check for impacts on pedestrian and car movements.

Project Funding – Facing stiff competition from 545 applicants nationally, unfortunately Council was unsuccessful in its bid for funding assistance from the Building Better Regions Fund. Nevertheless the project will proceed as Council has funds in place for this project in the long term asset management plans. Other funding opportunities will be investigated as they arise. 

As the project progresses, further updates will be placed on Council’s website and in the Glenorchy Gazette.