Brimbank Council has taken a step forward with plans to create a new civic green in the heart of Sunshine’s Hampshire Road, following the awarding of the contract to 2Construct Pty Ltd.
Brimbank Mayor, Cr Georgina Papafotiou is pleased that Council will deliver the $5.47 million civic green development - between Devonshire Road and Bennett Place – for local residents in Sunshine and visitors alike.
‘Our vision for the heart of Hampshire Road is to create a much loved area where shoppers can stay a little longer, meet friends and enjoy community events,’ Cr Papafotiou said.
‘The new civic green will aim to provide an inviting public space for larger cultural events and a welcoming and safe space for social gatherings.
The works will add new road surfacing, feature paving to footpaths, extensive tree planting, a lawn area, better seating and lighting, and two new raised pedestrian crossings – along with more space for footpath trading.
‘We want to make this an inviting and green space where our community can come together to relax, socialise and enjoy their shopping,’ Cr Papafotiou said.
Construction is anticipated to begin in mid-February 2020.
Hampshire Road will remain open to traffic once works are completed, with one lane in each direction – similar to Hampshire Road south of Devonshire Road. During construction, some temporary road closures will be necessary, however detours will be in place and the community will be notified prior to any closures.
The contract decision was taken following a tender process in which 2Construct Pty Ltd was evaluated as the preferred tenderer for the tendered amount of $5,477,689 (excluding GST).
The civic green development will be funded through Council’s 2019/2020 and 2020/2021 capital works budgets.