Dendy Village upgrades kicks off with a call to keep on shopping local

22 June 2016

Works are set to commence on the $350,000 upgrade to Brighton’s Dendy Village on Saturday 25 June.

Bayside Mayor Cr James Long BM JP, said that while the works are occurring it will be business as usual in the Village.

“Over the next five weeks Council will be working to help make the Dendy Village a greener, safer and more attractive space,” Cr Long said.

“Our local traders are the heart and soul of our much loved shopping villages and while street upgrades help to make them sustainable over the long term, during street upgrades trade can drop off.

“We know the community really value our shopping villages so we urge everyone to get behind the traders in Dendy Village and keep shopping locally during the construction period.”

While the works will require temporary weekend road closures, parking will still be available.

“During the works there will be temporary weekend road closures however customer parking will still be available in Pine Street and Marriage Road,” Cr Long said.

“Full pedestrian access will also be maintained throughout the period of the works.”

While the work does not include the installation of pedestrian traffic lights, the upgrade will make provisions for their future installation should State Government funding become available.

“Council has been working with the community to advocate to VicRoads for the installation of pedestrian crossing lights in the Dendy Village however State Government funding is yet to be allocated,” Cr Long said.

“An important part of this project has been to ensure that should funding become available, the wont be a need for a major retrofit to allow for the installation of pedestrian traffic lights in the future.

During the works Hampton Street will be closed between Pine Street and Marriage Road from Saturday 1pm to Sunday 5pm on 25/26 June, 2/3 July and 9/10 July.

Features of the upgrade include;

  • Wider and upgraded footpaths
  • Additional trees and landscaping
  • New pram ramps and pedestrian refuges
  • New mini plaza and greenspaces at entrance to car park to improve pedestrian experience
  • New charcoal concrete feature with street trees, shrub planting and ramps.

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