Pascoe Vale Road, Glenroy - Streetscape improvements

Project background

Council is upgrading the streetscape on Pascoe Vale Road, Glenroy in stages.

The streetscape improvement is part of Council's commitment to improving local retail precincts throughout Moreland.

The purpose of the project is to improve the pedestrian amenity, safety, and overall presentation of the Pascoe Vale Road shopping strip for residents, businesses and visitors.

The upgrade consists of:

  • upgrading the footpath surface with new concrete pavers
  • installing raised pedestrian crossings at key side streets, and
  • construction of water sensitive rain gardens to treat runoff from the streets.

Major stages of the project

Consultation - complete

The proposed design has previously been circulated to the local community and businesses along Pascoe Vale Road.

Design - complete

The design, as seen along Pascoe Vale Road between Finchley Avenue and Belair Avenue, continues to roll out.

Finchley Avenue road closure - 18 June to 3 July 2018

As part of these works, Council will need to close the entrance to Finchley Avenue in order to construct a new threshold crossing.

Pedestrian access to Pascoe Vale Road via Finchley Avenue will be maintained at all times and businesses will be open as usual. Access from Finchley Avenue to Pascoe Vale Road is via Belair Avenue. See map below.

The purpose of the closure is to improve pedestrian safety within the shopping strip by constructing a new raised pedestrian crossing which meets Council standards. The works will be undertaken in a manner to minimise disruption to nearby businesses, residents and pedestrian traffic.

Finchley Avenue aerial

Construction - Stage 4

Stages 1 to 4A are now complete.

The Stage 4 works are the final stage to be completed for this project. This stage will include:

    • New high quality paving
    • Wider footpaths
    • Landscaping
    • Improved drainage
    • New pedestrian plaza

During construction, access will be maintained to all stores in the shopping centre.

Council is working closely with the contractor to reduce the inconvenience that is inevitably created by any major infrastructure upgrade.

Improvements in pedestrian management and minimisation of noisy demolition methods were successfully applied during Stage 3 works and will be continued through Stage 4.

However, there will be times when the works will create some unavoidable noise and debris.

We may also need to temporarily modify/divert pedestrian traffic, mainly during the early stage of the project while the old concrete footpath is being demolished.

Stage 1, 2 and 3 recification works

Rectification works to Stage 1 and 2 will be taking place in July/August 2018 on the western side of Pascoe Vale Road.

Pascoe Vale Road Streetpscape Improvements - Stage 4 - Staging Plan illustration

Stage 4B - new pedestrian plaza design

The design of Stage 4B includes a new pedestrian plaza design on Pascoe Vale Road.

This design includes new trees, additional seating and feature paving.

The existing 90 car parking spaces will be replaced with parallel car parking on Pascoe Vale Road.

The construction of the new pedestrian plaza will occur as part of Stage 4B from January 2018 to April 2018.

Glenroy - Pascoe Vale Road Streetscape Improvements - Stage 4B - Pedestrian Plaza illustration

Budget and timelines

Stage 4 budget: $1,270,000

Stage 4A works: September 2017 – November 2017 (Completed)

Stage 4B works: January 2018 – April 2018 (Completed)

Completed stages

  • Stage 1 – Rectification works between Finchley Avenue and Belair Avenue. Completed May 2016.
  • Stage 2 – Upgrade works at intersection of Pascoe Vale Road and Belair Avenue. Completed May 2016.
  • Stage 3A - Upgrade works at intersection of Pascoe Vale Road and Lytton Street. Completed November 2016.
  • Stage 3B - Upgrade works between Lytton Street and Gladstone Parade. Completed January 2017.
  • Stage 4A - Upgrade works between Glenroy Road and Post Office Place. Completed December 2017.
  • Stage 4B - Upgrade works between Post Office Place and the end of the shopping strip. Completed May 2018.

More information

If you have any queries regarding the project, contact Marie Claire, Unit Manager Urban Design, on 9240 2451 or email Council's Urban Designer.