The Grove, Coburg – Road reconstruction works

Project overview

Council will be reconstructing The Grove, Coburg betweenThe Grove - Before road reconstruction works Sydney Road and Barrow Street.

A planning permit has been obtained to undertake the works.

The project is in the construction phase, with works commencing in July 2017.

The works will comprise:

  • Construction of a new underground drainage system and pits.
  • Reconstructing the existing bluestone kerb and channel.  The levels will be altered to flatten the road and improve vehicle access into properties.
  • Reconstruction of the road pavement and laying a new asphalt road surface.
  • Reconstruction of vehicle crossings between the new kerb and footpath edge.
  • Installation of rain gardens (landscaped garden beds that filter stormwater runoff from the roadway) to improve stormwater quality.
  • Reinstatement of nature strips.
  • Total Length: 540 m

Budget and timelines

  • Budget: $890,000
  • Construction start date: July  2017
  • Construction end date: March 2018