What does the community have the opportunity to provide feedback on for the Cowper Street redevelopment works?
Why is Harris Street being proposed to close?
The closure of Harris St is part of the Westgate Tunnel’s plans to build a new cycling and pedestrian bridge over Whitehall Street to create a link between Yarraville Gardens and the Maribyrnong River; and upgrade cycling facilities along Hyde Street from Somerville Road to improve cyclist safety. The Westgate Tunnel project work is due to be completed in the area in 2023, and in the interim, the space will be landscaped for the community to enjoy.
What will the redevelopment of the Cowper Street upgrades include?
What does the legal Statutory process of a proposed road closure involve?
What are the next steps from here?
Following the 29th of July and once all written Community Submissions have been received via firstname.lastname@example.org, Council will organise a public hearing on 4 August 2020 at 5:30pm. Any request to be heard must be clearly stated within the written submission. Any person requesting to be heard is entitled to appear in person or by a person acting on their behalf before a committee appointed consisting of the whole of Council. All submissions will be considered in accordance with section 223 of Local Government Act.
Who is Council working closely alongside?
Maribyrnong City Council are working closely with the Westgate Tunnel project team, the Department of Transport, sport and recreation groups, local businesses within the area and community members to ensure they all have a clear understanding of the project, the proposed changes and have an opportunity to submit feedback.