Why are we doing this?
Raingardens help clean stormwater by trapping litter and filtering pollutants before they enter our drains, and eventually the bay. By removing unnecessary asphalt surfaces and replacing them with landscaped space, the project also supports other Council objectives including greening and cooling the City.
There are no major changes or impact to parking at the intersection.
Temporary intersection closures and traffic restrictions will be in place when required during the construction period.
LRCI-funded projects aim to deliver infrastructure and public space changes that will help us improve safety, access and amenity throughout our City.
In addition to providing landscape improvement and water sensitive urban design treatment at this intersection, the community will benefit from these changes through:
- the creation of green spaces through improved water quality
- contributing to Council’s pollutant reduction targets by decreasing key stormwater pollutants entering Port Phillip Bay
- reconstruction of the kerb extension.
Construction was scheduled to commence in October. The start date was moved to mid-November 2021 due to delays arising from the Victorian Government construction shutdown. The project is due to be completed by the end of January 2022.