Council is rebuilding the road, kerbs, gutters, vehicle crossovers, stormwater connections and drainage systems in Thomas Street, Hampton to improve the standard and functionality of these important community assets.
The significant and prolonged disruption experienced during the Stage 1 delivery of this project was caused by a range of issues. We have listened to feedback and taken steps to ensure a much better experience for residents and businesses during the remainder of road reconstruction works on Thomas Street, which are now planned for early 2023.
Stage 1 completed
Transition works near Foam Street, including reinstating the footpath near the corner of Foam Street and the driveways at property numbers 31 and 38 has been completed. Any disturbance to nature strips or tree plots will be restored to the original condition.
Future works – Foam Street to Bluff Road
To minimise further disruption for residents and businesses, we’re now planning to commence the road reconstruction works between Foam Street and Storey Avenue together with the works between Storey Avenue and Bluff Road in early 2023.
We will provide clear communications to all residents and businesses who may be impacted by the works ahead of the commencement date.
Thank you again for your patience during this period of significant disruption. We look forward delivering the remainder of this project and a much improved experience early next year.
Photos of completed works
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Frequently asked questions
Will the 828 bus route be affected?
In the second stage of the project, the route of the 828 bus will be temporarily diverted through Myrtle Road. Council is working closely with all affected businesses and residents. More details of the diversion will be provided closer to the time.
Are businesses and organisations still open during the works?
Vehicle access to Holy Trinity Church and Kindergarten, Suwan Thai restaurant and Hampton Veterinary Clinic has now been restored following completion of the first stage of works.
Is the public car park that runs between Thomas Street and Service Street still open?
Yes the car park remained open throughout the works but the Thomas Street entrance was closed during the first stage of the works. Both the Thomas Street and Service Street entrances and exits are now available.
Why was completion of the first stage of the project delayed?
The materials shortages, supply chain delays, resourcing difficulties, COVID-19 impacts and underground conditions all played a part in not delivering the project in the timeframe we communicated previously.
These factors have contributed to us not delivering a great customer experience for residents during this upgrade and we are committed to improving this as the project progresses.
Is the Hampton Library closure related to the road reconstruction works?
No the upgrade of Hampton Library is a separate project.