Glenorchy City Council (GCC) CBD Revitalisation Project, Stage 3, will be launched on Wednesday 30 January 2019 from 12.15pm on Council’s front lawns.
The project incorporates Main Road, Glenorchy and construction between Tolosa and Terry Streets will begin on 4 February 2019. The project will ensure the Glenorchy CBD will be inviting and a well-connected place for all ages and abilities.
Works have already been completed near the new Glenorchy Health Centre on the corner of Main Road and Barry Streets, along with Peltro Street and enclosed cycle lanes that bring cyclists safely into the CBD.
The launch will mark the beginning of a new Glenorchy CBD, a welcoming city, welcoming place. The upgraded CBD will celebrate Glenorchy’s image and pride and will provide a great environment for people for both day and night time activities. It will encourage people to enjoy our arts, heritage and public spaces and increase accessibility, safety, and exploration of our CBD.
Mayor Kristie Johnston said community, business owners and members of the CBD Project Reference Group had been invited to attend the launch.
“The Glenorchy CBD Reference Group is made up of individuals from businesses, emergency services, transport organisations and education providers. If you are chatting with someone and they identify themselves as part of this group, you can be assured the information they give you is accurate,” she said.
“We want the community and businesses to be involved in the upcoming work on our CBD and to be well informed. That starts today with our launch and pop-up info stand.
“We want people to visit the CBD and stay to enjoy the area. We are encouraging more pedestrian traffic and cyclists with wider footpaths, cycle racks and much better accessibility.
“The CBD will offer high quality and diverse places that create a welcoming city centre where business thrives. The improvements will greatly increase the amenity of the area.
The Honorable Elise Archer MP said “Glenorchy is a vibrant, wonderful community with many arts and cultural experiences on offer”.
“I am proud to deliver on a commitment to contribute $500,000 towards the project, which will revitalise the Glenorchy CBD”.
“These upgrades will support local businesses by encouraging more Tasmanians into the CBD to enjoy all Glenorchy has to offer”.
Glenorchy City Council is very grateful for the support from the State Government for providing 500,000 dollars towards this project. Council acknowledges the support of our major stakeholders Metro Tasmania, Northgate Shopping Centre, Project Reference Group and Glenorchy Gazette.