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Hemmings Street Shopping Centre Streetscape Improvements

Current Works – Stage One

The City of Greater Dandenong has engaged Urban Civil to undertake the Hemmings Street, Dandenong West, upgrade works between Jones Road and Purdy Avenue. 

These works follow a community consultation process which provided feedback and ideas on how to improve the overall amenity and appearance of this neighbourhood shopping strip.

 The works include:

  • New asphalt pavements along the northern side of Hemmings Street between Jones Road and Purdy Street
  • The installation of a raised pavement at Wilma Avenue and Hemmings Street intersection to improve safety and amenity of the pedestrian crossing
  • Provision for safer pedestrian crossing and movement in and around the shopping centre
  • Realigning of kerb to create and prepare the garden beds to allow space for future landscaping. 

Please note that there will be no net loss of parking within this shopping strip.

Construction is underway and will be completed within about 12 weeks. This is both weather permitting and assuming no there are no interruptions from government directions to close construction sites due to Covid 19.

Possible disruptions

During construction there will be some disruptions to the precinct. A site manager will advise affected businesses in advance. Please see below the map showing affected areas.

Council is expecting the following changed conditions: 

  • Footpath access in the work zone will be disrupted and each affected business will be advised on the duration of the works
  • Reduced speed limits and traffic flow on Hemmings Street between Jones Road and Purdy Avenue for the duration of the works
  • Parking restrictions on Hemmings Street between Jones Road and Purdy Avenue for the duration of the works

Future Stages:

Future stages of the work will include:

  • New street furniture and plantings
  • Extension of the pavement upgrades along Jones Road and Purdy Avenue 
  • Relocation of the toilet block and installation of a new pocket park  

Street furniture considered most critical will be installed as a priority in 2020-21. 

The remaining street furniture, plantings and extension of pavement upgrades along Jones Road and Purdy Avenue will be delivered in 2021-22 subject to available funds. The relocation of the toilet block and installation of the new pocket park will follow the final completion of the main streetscape works.  

Map of Construction Area

 

Hemmings Street construction