We are delivering a vibrant retail and community space for Mentone
Please note: you can download a copy of the precinct map highlighting the traffic changes here.
Almost 13,000 people live in Mentone and a further 1,870 will call it home by 2031, while the suburbs' retail core holds around 100 businesses and 1000 workers. Mentone also has the highest concentration of schools anywhere in Melbourne, with around 6,000 students attending seven schools, all located within 1.75km of the town centre.
As a rapidly expanding township, Mentone is struggling to accommodate the heavy and growing levels of cars, foot traffic, trains and buses.
The City of Kingston recognises this need, and is investing significantly in the area — to ensure Mentone remains a thriving and enjoyable area in which to live and work.
This investment includes changes that will provide:
- A revitalised, more attractive retail core, increased foot traffic and improved parking opportunities to attract new retail investment.
- New outdoor community spaces and active laneways for residents to enjoy.
- A more efficient transport network with less traffic congestion and improved safety for pedestrians.
- We are also investigating a possible pop-up park in Granary Lane to improve amenity for the local community.
- Greater separation between vehicles and pedestrians.
- Better flowing traffic to make school drop-offs and pick-ups smoother.
- Safer access to public transport.
- Activation of the triangle site to reconnect the historic station to the iconic Kilbreda Tower.
- A new piazza that complements Mentone’s mediterranean heritage.
- Better flowing transport routes in, out and around the centre.
As part of the Mentone Renaissance project, we have already delivered a number of projects aimed at improving traffic flow and ensuring the safety of residents.
1. A new roundabout where Davies Street intersects with Florence Street
2. Indented street parking on the Woolworths side of Davies Street
3. Widening of the Woolworths corner of Davies Street and Balcombe Road
4. Installation of traffic lights, including a pedestrian crossing, where Davies Street intersects with Balcombe Road.
We are also excited to announce works on the community piazza are now underway
Residents and traders will soon be able to enjoy a revitalised retail centre, improved traffic flow around the station area and a brand new community piazza at the historical Triangle site. Works on the community piazza have commenced, with construction expected to be completed mid-2019.
Hours of construction will be timed between 7am–6pm Monday to Friday, with occasional works outside of these hours and on the weekend being required to minimise road closures and/or inconvenience to the community.
Bus services will continue to operate during the construction works, and pedestrian access is to be maintained to businesses during construction.
Read more about the piazza project.
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