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Trade Update: 30 August 2019

Dear KWR Trader,

The King William Road upgrade continues to progress well and on schedule, with work on the flexible spaces and footpaths.  

It has been an exciting week for the precinct with the official opening of Joybird on the corner of Mitchell Street and King William Road. 

Latest Works Update Paving is currently underway within the flexible spaces on the western side of King William Road starting from Mitchell Street and heading North. Within the street there are two paving designs:

  • The flexible spaces and footpaths - this includes pavers in different hues of grey. The design is darker in flexible zones and becomes lighter closer to the shopfronts.

  • Feature paving - this occurs in select locations (including the Mitchell St corner) that will predominately be used as community spaces where people are encouraged to linger.  In these areas the paving will add an additional element of interest and include pavers in additional tones and textures.

The materials used are high quality products of either natural stone or locally-made concrete pavers and have been chosen to lift and give a point of distinction to the street.

We are committed to ensure the highest quality finish with the paving and from next week, additional paving crews will be introduced along the street to boost installation. 

Ahead of the paving, work is being undertaken to prepare the site for the paving crews. 

On the eastern side of the street, work continues with the installation of Common Service Trench (CST) pits, conduits and stormwater infrastructure. 

In each area, paving will be undertaken in the flexible zones and then the footpath zone. When work is undertaken in the footpath zone, pedestrians will be directed to use the flexible zones with direct access into businesses. The footpath directly in front of business doorways will be installed in consultation with individual businesses, outside of their operating hours. Access to your business will be maintained during your opening hours.

BMD is committed to delivering the works in a timely manner; on schedule and to the highest level of quality.

BMD is committed to keeping construction impacts to a minimum. The timing and sequencing of the works are subject to business operating hours and weather conditions. Advance notice will be provided if there are changes to the program which will have an impact on businesses or residents.

Boffa Street & Traffic Arrangements

The junction of Boffa Street and King William Road will reopen to traffic on Saturday 7 September, following the relocation of temporary material storage compound to McGowan Avenue.

The junction of McGowan Avenue and King William Road will be temporarily closed from 6am Friday 6 September and this will remain in place until November 2019.

To accommodate the material storage compound, two car parking spaces located at the King William Road end of McGowan Avenue will be cordoned off with temporary fencing and the 30-minute loading zone will be relocated next to the temporary fencing and accessible via Queen Street.

The remaining car parks on both sides of McGowan Avenue will not be impacted and will be accessible via Queen Street. Access to driveways on King William Road and McGowan Avenue will be maintained at all times.

General traffic arrangements 

Traffic on King William Road continues to flow both northbound (toward the city) and southbound.

A reminder that over the coming months, intermittent, temporary and partial closures of side streets on the eastern side of King William Road will be required to facilitate the works. During these temporary closures, access from King William Road into side streets will be maintained, with only one side street being partially closed at any time.

In addition, there will be intermittent temporary night closures of short sections of King William Road between 11pm and 6am, Sundays through to Thursdays.

Local detours will be in place, as required. 

Footpath Trading & Outdoor Dining

As works progress with the upgrade and we start to see the new street design come to life, Council staff will be visiting traders regarding Footpath Trading / Outdoor Dining. The street has been designed to allow activation while keeping footpaths clear and maintaining a consistent path of travel for pedestrians.

Each application will be assessed individually in-line with Council's Footpath Trading Policy and associated guidelines.

If you are within the upgrade zone and interested in Footpath Trading / Outdoor Dining, please contact us via email:

Staying in touch

Together with BMD, we are working closely with all stakeholders to keep the community up to date on the upgrade. If you would like to speak to a member of the community and stakeholder team about construction works please: 

For more information regarding the King William Road Upgrade, please continue to visit this project website.

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