sealing and kerb and channel construction works have been proposed by council
along two streets in Portarlington, to improve road safety and address flooding
and dust issues in the area.
last night gave notice of its intention to declare a Special Charge Scheme to partially fund the projects at 122
to 155 Tower Road and 110 to 128 Sproat Street. Thirty properties
would be affected by this scheme.
works have been developed following feedback from Tower Road residents, who’ve
raised safety and dust issues, and believe improved infrastructure would
complement recent land development nearby. The opportunity to include kerb and
channel construction in Sproat Street would complete the transport
infrastructure to current urban standards, as requested by the community.
all road users would benefit from the proposed works, which aim to provide
safer driving conditions, improved connectivity and drainage, reduced hazards
from water over the road and flooding, and the elimination of dust in summer
and mud in winter.
contribution would make up 77 per cent of the funding, at an estimated cost of
$296,182.84, while property owners would contribute $86,659.15 in total.
total costs are:
- $199,650 to seal Tower Road
- $87,966 for kerb and channel construction on Tower
- $95,226 for kerb and channel works in Sproat Street.
have the opportunity for feedback through making a submission and being heard
at a submissions review panel.
encourage the use of recycled materials for the works.
Councillor Stephanie Asher - Mayor
roads is important to the Portarlington community. The projects will provide
many benefits to residents and road users, including improved safety, less dust
and better drainage.
Councillor Jim Mason
has been growing community sentiment requesting these upgrades and councillors
have taken these safety concerns seriously. The works will make driving through
the area much safer and improve liveability for residents.
will have the opportunity to have their say on the projects.