Between November and December 2018 we conducted community consultation and held information sessions for you to give us feedback on the Watsonia Car Park Extension in Morwell Avenue, Watsonia.
Thankyou for your comments. A contractor has now been appointed and works are scheduled to be completed in July 2019.
Developing a vision for Watsonia
In 2014 Council worked with the local community and government representatives to develop the Picture Watsonia document. This document set a clear vision for Watsonia's main shopping street, the railway station and car park.
Over the past months we have been working with the North East Link Authority and others to plan for the car park extension. Funds have been allocated for the design and construction in our 2018/19 budget. We now want to check in with the community and see what you think about the proposed car park extension.
Consultation and analysis
We want the communities help to shape what the carpark extension will look and feel like and are asking for feedback on the draft designs.
Following the consultation phase we will analyse the consultation findings, finalise the designs and set a specific timeline for the construction.
Depending on the final designs we think the works will take about 4-6 months to complete. These works are scheduled to occur within the 2018/2019 financial year.
During the construction phase we will work to minimise the impacts. However, you may notice some dust, noise and increased truck and traffic control vehicle movement during this period. Signage will be in place to safely guide local residents and visitors.
Have your say
Why more car parking?
One of the objectives of Picture Watsonia is to increase the number of car parking bays to better meet the needs of the local community. The design of the new car park also creates future opportunities to create better cycling and pedestrian paths and more leafy open space.
What we are doing
This project includes:
- extending the existing car park, westward towards High Street, to create over 40 additional car parking spaces.
- Landscaping the site with native plants
- Improved lighting
This project involves consultation about the designs as well as the actual construction of the new carparks.