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Hemmings Street Shopping Centre Streetscape Improvements

Stage One - Completed Work

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

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 included:

  • 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

Stage one construction was completed on Monday 20 July 2020.

Stage Two - Current Work

Stage Two works will be undertaken throughout 2020-21.

The works include:

  • New asphalt pavements along East side of Jones Road, West and East side of Wilma Avenue and West side of Purdy Street to the North of Hemmings Street

  • New street furniture and plantings

  • Public Art

Possible disruptions

During construction there will be some disruptions to the precinct. A site manager will advise affected businesses in advance.

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 Jones Road, Wilma Avenue and Purdy Street North of Hemmings Street for the duration of the works

  • Parking restrictions on Jones Road, Wilma Avenue and Purdy Street for the duration of the works

Future Stages

Future stages of the work will include:

  • Relocation of the toilet block and installation of a new pocket park

  • 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