Thank you to everyone who shared their feedback last year on the proposed plans for Warilla streetscape. We are pleased to share the final plans with you.
The final concept design for the Warilla Town Centre Upgrade has been based on the feedback we received from you and the wider community. It aims to create an attractive and comfortable environment through the introduction of high quality street furniture and shade trees, cleaning of pavements, and renewed landscaping.
Where will the work happen?
The upgrade will cover George Street, between Shellharbour Road in the west and Susan/Terry Avenue, plus the adjoining sections up Beverley Avenue and down Brian Street.
When will the work take place?
We anticipate that construction will start in April. In order to minimise disruption to local businesses and the Warilla community, we propose to stagger the work so that each block is sequenced over four stages (these are outlined in red on the diagram below). This will reduce loss of car parking spaces, while also ensuring that pedestrian access is maintained as much as possible.
The street and footpaths will remain publicly accessible and will continue to function as an active commercial shopping district during construction. Our key priorities are maintaining traffic flow, car parking, and pedestrian access.
What will be the impact of construction?
It is Council's priority to reduce closures and minimise impact on local businesses and the community.
Where possible, traffic flow will remain unaffected in all directions. There will be no road closures throughout construction, except where this is impossible to avoid (such as during deliveries of large items/trucks unloading), but we do anticipate some parking lane closures at various stages.
We anticipate there may be an increase in noise from machinery, and an increase in the number and frequency of vehicles accessing the site.
Council is in the process of tendering for the project. We anticipate that construction will start in early April (after Easter), and expect it will take approximately twelve weeks to complete.