Kingston SE Main Streets Stimulus Project
This main street upgrade project will see our three main streets create a unified precinct that provides accessibility for people of all ages and levels of mobility.
Widened footpaths, improved cross-overs, capacity for alfresco dining and landscaping will create a vibrant and inviting area for tourists and locals alike and will create opportunities for increased tourism, economic growth and place activation activities.
The design for this project has been developed in close consultation with the community. Extensive alterations were made to the original design after receiving valuable feedback through these consultation processes.
Construction works - Agnes Street
The Gough Street intersection has seen a number of changes over the past few weeks: paved corner connections and protuberances, increased footpath width, stormwater pit connection, increased business accessibility, vine removal, verandah post remedial works, garden beds ready for planting, new spoon drains on Gough Street, as well as safer and more accessible pedestrian ramps (which we love).
Over the next couple of weeks, this space will be finished off with safety bollards, reinstatement of traffic signage and initial garden bed plantings of natural coastal plantings with street tree installation to follow in the near future. After the initial plantings are established, our beloved Team Leader Community Facilities, Kevin, will add his sparkle to them (over time)!
With the works on Gough Street and footpath widening of Agnes Street nearing completion, the crew has moved onto our next intersection at Charles Street. This intersection is another ‘major’ intersection, with various works to be undertaken including:
- ·Widening of footpath (adjacent to Dewberry Cottage, Littles Bakery) and activation of stormwater pit/s
- Garden beds and plantings on all corners
- Paved protuberance at Crown Inn Hotel
- Paved corner connections
- New spoon drains on Charles Street
- Designated pedestrian ramps (consistent with Gough Street intersection)
There will be some expected disruption to pedestrian and vehicle access so please ensure you slow down, take care and observe the temporary fencing, flags and traffic signs to ensure everyone stays safe.