St Leonards Streetscape

The St Leonards streetscape is a series of projects to upgrade, enliven and create a safer town centre.

In 2019 the City committed funds to upgrade the town centre with improved pavements, landscaping,  drainage, pedestrian safety and more furniture. The concepts went out to the community in November 2019 and in January 2020 the feedback was fed back into the detailed designs. See the St Leonards Streetscape Beautification engagement.

There are a number of projects that are in different stages of development, from concept to detailed design, community consultation, tendered, construction and completed.

Project updates: 24 June 2021

  • Toilet block upgrade - completed
    New mural and some updated internal furniture.
  • North Centre footpath - completed
    Upgrade drainage and self watering of planter beds. Install raised garden beds and plantings. Refurbish and install new furniture.
  • Bus stop relocation - completed
    Move bus stop from outside the Pub to the start of the retail to the west.
  • Project 1- North West footpath - construction completed
    Upgrade of footpath, adjust kerbing, install garden beds, new furniture and planting
  • Project 2- North East Footpath - construction completed
    Upgrade of footpath, refurbish furniture.
  • Project 4- South East Footpath - construction completed
    Upgrade footpath, refurbish furniture.
  • Project 3- South West Footpath - construction completed
    Upgrade footpath, remove step, extend kerbing, refurbish furniture, install garden beds and planting.
  • Project 5- Median installation - construction completed
    Install new flush median along Murradoc Road.

The following projects have received Federal and State funding to construct them. The works will follow on from the above projects.

  • Project 6- Wombat Crossing Blanch Street - construction completed
    New raised pedestrian crossing.
  • Project 7- Wombat Crossing Murradoc Road - construction completed
    Replace old crossing with new raised crossing.
  • CCTV and smartpoles -construction started, ongoing
    Installation of CCTV and smartpoles for Murradoc Road. Incudes free WiFi. 

The following projects are ready for construction:

  • Light upgrades -After Easter, finish and turn on.
    Lighting of trees.
  • Project 8 - Playground surrounds - Will be built with the new pavilion and toilet on the foreshore later this year.
    Upgrade of footpaths, adjusted playground fence for better crossing access, planting. Links to new toilets outdoor showers and shelter.
  • Sculpture installation. Winter construction
  • Further landscape works, planting under trees. Winter installation

Page last updated: Thursday, 7 April 2022