Lakes Entrance - Marine Parade Upgrade

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About the Project

Council secured funding through the Australian government for the upgrade and redevelopment of Marine Parade in Lakes Entrance. The project area extends from the entry roundabout at Marine Parade and the Princes Highway along to the Barkes Avenue intersection. The project aims to achieve traffic calming measures, improve pedestrian safety and improve on-road parking safety.

The type of works being undertaken will include:

  • Installation of pedestrian crossings and footpaths
  • Installation of raised asphalt platforms at key locations to control traffic speed
  • Road widening in multiple locations to allow for indented on-road parking
  • The reconstruction of the intersection at Barkes Avenue and Marine Parade

Although the concept design stage has considered the interaction between foreshore and road use, committed funding to the project ($1.2 M) from the Australian Government and Council allows for the construction within the footprint of the road reserve and exclude off-road parking and the foreshore area. Council will continue to advocate for funding for further construction stages as opportunities arise in coming years.

Community Engagement

Community consultation in October and November 2022 led to the development of the concept plan. Thank you to everyone who took the time to provide feedback on the concept plan. All feedback is important and was considered.

Changes to the design included:

  • New raised pedestrian crossings
  • New parallel parking bays
  • New 1.8 metre footpaths along the residential side

Project Reference Group

A Project Reference Group (PRG) was established to help guide this project moving forward. The group was assembled on a voluntary basis with the intention to support and co-operate with all parties in the spirit of goodwill and working towards the common purpose. The PRG will provide a representative viewpoint on the design options and will be included in communications of detailed design. Reference Group members will contribute their knowledge about issues that are relevant to the project and provide representation for a variety of stakeholder interests.

Specifically, the PRG will:

  • Provide input, advice, and recommendations to the Project Control Group;
  • Review and comment on draft project documents;
  • Ensure that the views and interests of their organisation/interest group and the community are represented, and that relevant stakeholders are engaged;
  • Provide an active and positive contribution to the project;
  • Champion the project within the community;
  • Help achieve community participation;

Funding

Funding for this project is provided by the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts through the Victorian Infrastructure Investment Program, and East Gippsland Shire Council.



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About the Project

Council secured funding through the Australian government for the upgrade and redevelopment of Marine Parade in Lakes Entrance. The project area extends from the entry roundabout at Marine Parade and the Princes Highway along to the Barkes Avenue intersection. The project aims to achieve traffic calming measures, improve pedestrian safety and improve on-road parking safety.

The type of works being undertaken will include:

  • Installation of pedestrian crossings and footpaths
  • Installation of raised asphalt platforms at key locations to control traffic speed
  • Road widening in multiple locations to allow for indented on-road parking
  • The reconstruction of the intersection at Barkes Avenue and Marine Parade

Although the concept design stage has considered the interaction between foreshore and road use, committed funding to the project ($1.2 M) from the Australian Government and Council allows for the construction within the footprint of the road reserve and exclude off-road parking and the foreshore area. Council will continue to advocate for funding for further construction stages as opportunities arise in coming years.

Community Engagement

Community consultation in October and November 2022 led to the development of the concept plan. Thank you to everyone who took the time to provide feedback on the concept plan. All feedback is important and was considered.

Changes to the design included:

  • New raised pedestrian crossings
  • New parallel parking bays
  • New 1.8 metre footpaths along the residential side

Project Reference Group

A Project Reference Group (PRG) was established to help guide this project moving forward. The group was assembled on a voluntary basis with the intention to support and co-operate with all parties in the spirit of goodwill and working towards the common purpose. The PRG will provide a representative viewpoint on the design options and will be included in communications of detailed design. Reference Group members will contribute their knowledge about issues that are relevant to the project and provide representation for a variety of stakeholder interests.

Specifically, the PRG will:

  • Provide input, advice, and recommendations to the Project Control Group;
  • Review and comment on draft project documents;
  • Ensure that the views and interests of their organisation/interest group and the community are represented, and that relevant stakeholders are engaged;
  • Provide an active and positive contribution to the project;
  • Champion the project within the community;
  • Help achieve community participation;

Funding

Funding for this project is provided by the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts through the Victorian Infrastructure Investment Program, and East Gippsland Shire Council.



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  • Marine Parade upgrades set to commence!

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    🚧 NOTIFICATION OF ROADWORKS 🚧

    We're excited to announce the Marine Parade upgrades are set to commence!

    Our Contractors, Cranes Asphalting and Bitumen Sealing P/L, anticipate starting on Monday 24 June 2024, with completion expected within 6 months, weather permitting. Their team is committed to minimising inconvenience and ensuring access to properties throughout the project.

    Due to the size of the project, the works will be staged and will commence eastwards from Laura Street.

    Your patience and cooperation are greatly appreciated as we work together to improve our community's infrastructure! Stay tuned for updates and thank you for your understanding.

    As we strive to enhance safety and accessibility, please note:

    • delays are expected.
    • there may be variations in access during construction.
    • temporary parking restrictions may apply along some sections.
    • remediation work will be undertaken as needed to minimise disruptions.


    This project includes:

    • additional carparking
    • new accessible footpaths
    • road infrastructure upgrades
    • raised pedestrian crossings
    • enhanced safety and overall appeal of the surroundings
  • 9 May 2024

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    The contract for construction was awarded to Cranes Asphalting and Bitumen Sealing Pty Ltd (Cranes) at the 30 April 2024 Council meeting.

    Programming for construction will be advised when available - we look forward to working again with Cranes.

    This project includes a range of infrastructure upgrades aimed at improving both functionality and aesthetics, including widening of the road, the implementation of car parking solutions, and the integration of road calming measures to ensure smoother traffic operations.

    Footpath upgrades and the installation of raised pedestrian crossings are prioritised not only for safety but also to enhance the overall appeal of the surroundings.

    Additional measures include improved safety protocols at intersections, upgraded drainage infrastructure for efficient flood management, and the formalisation of boat trailer parking areas.

  • Contract for construction awarded

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    The contract for construction was awarded to Cranes Asphalting and Bitumen Sealing Pty Ltd at the 30 April 2024 Council meeting.

    Commencement of construction will be advised once the programming has been established. We look forward to working with Cranes on this project.


    We welcome your continued interest in this project. Please choose to follow this project on YourSay to receive important information regarding this project directly to your inbox.

  • Project Update - 10 January 2024

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    Tender for construction will be released soon.

    Tender documentation will be available at - Tenders (eastgippsland.vic.gov.au)


  • Project Update - 21 November 2023

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    We are pleased to announce that we have secured $1.2 million to complete the proposed road safety improvements for Marine Parade, Lakes Entrance. Thanks to the successful outcome of the Government's review, this project will now proceed to tender stage.

    The project area extends from the entry roundabout at Princes Highway, along Marine Parade to the Barkes Avenue intersection, and will include traffic calming measures to improve pedestrian safety and on-road parking.

    Works are scheduled to be completed during 2024. This is a great outcome for our community.

    In addition to this positive outcome, Council was advised of increased funding through the Roads to Recovery and Black Spot Funding programs.

  • Project Update - 12 July 2023

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    Detailed design is progressing well.

    The Project Reference Group has now been confirmed with the first meeting scheduled for Tuesday 25 July 2023.

    Thank you to all of the people who expressed their interest in joining the PRG and taking the time to submit their application. The PRG contains a limited number of spots and not all of the applicants were chosen due to the high level of interest. In the meantime, we encourage your continued interest in this project and welcome your participation in community consultation and engagement scheduled throughout the delivery of this project. Dates and times will be advised on YourSay, when available. Thank you for your understanding, and we extend our best wishes for your continued engagement in this project.

  • Project update - 9 May 2023

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    Our Project Supervisor has reviewed all feedback provided through community consultation and survey results and collated the feedback into common themes.

    Click on the link to see the results - Marine Parade feedback Q&A [May 2023].

    This file is also available in the Documents folder.

  • Project update - 1 May 2023

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    Feedback on the concept plan is now in review - all feedback is important and will be considered.

  • Project Update 21/12/2022

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    The Federal Government funded $1.2 million in January 2021 for safety upgrades and improvements to Marine Parade. In April 2022 a further $5.3 million was announced through the same funding program, however with the recent change in Government, the additional $5.3 million is awaiting confirmation of the new Government to honour this commitment. Even though the further funding has yet to be granted to Council, Council is still progressing with a design to capture Marine Parade in its entirety.

    Community consultation closed Monday 14 November 2022. 100+ responses received after a mailout and letter box drop was conducted to all residents and businesses along Marine Parade. These survey results are in and are being processed to present to the design consultant. Once these are fully collated and the designer has adapted these to the proposal Council will engage with all affected residents and businesses in the new year.

    Council is also conducting further assessments on Marine Parade. Council have engaged Veolia Water Technologies, and this company have cleaned out all drainage pits and pipes along Marine Parade as part of the investigative works. During these works Veolia have discovered a buried pit (which has now been surveyed) and a drainage outlet under the sand, and have also completed CCTV for the entire drainage network of Marine Parade. Early report indicates that a number of broken pipes discovered will need to be replaced and numerous other drainage inconsistencies therefore these issues will also enable the designer to develop a drainage design which will mitigate any of these issues from reoccurring.

  • Project Update 23/11/2022

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    The first stage of the community consultation for the Marine Parade project, which was a survey on Your Say and letter drop concluded on 14 November 2022. Over 100 responses were received.

    The aim of the consultation process is to hear from the community to find out what council should focus on and the needs of the community for this project. The feedback received will help guide the initial concept designs, which will go to the community for consultation in the coming months.

Page last updated: 03 Jul 2024, 02:14 PM