Project Status: In progress
What we’re doing
To minimise the risk of flash flooding, we raised the level of Joynton Avenue between Hansard and Elizabeth streets by around 1.7m.
At the same time, we started construction on the new Zetland Avenue. This will be a 36m-wide tree-lined boulevard and a central transport corridor.
This first stage of Zetland Avenue is for the eastern section from Joynton Avenue to Victoria Park Parade. Construction of Zetland Avenue east is now complete.
The team is undertaking service installations and deep drainage along Joynton Avenue. As a result, there have been some pedestrian and traffic changes to accommodate the work area and ensure community safety.
At all times, 2 lanes of traffic will be maintained and traffic control in place to guide vehicles safely around the area. Pedestrian access will also be temporarily diverted in some places but we will maintain pedestrian access throughout the works.
Some night work may be required. When dates of night work are confirmed we will notify nearby residents.
All other work will take place from 7.30am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday and 7.30am to 3.30pm on Saturday.
Planning is also underway to build stormwater pipes under Joynton Avenue to mitigate smaller flood flows