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Trader Update: 16 August 2019

King William Road re-opened on 5 August and work has started on the flexible spaces and the project remains on schedule.  

As we start to see the flexible spaces taking shape, the above image demonstrates the different elements that will be introduced as part of the transformation.  The new flexible spaces can be used for parking or outdoor dining, street trading and more.  Other additions include trees and green spaces, artworks, smart technology, street furniture and dedicated pedestrian crossing points.

Latest works update

Preparation works for the flexible spaces and footpath on the Western side of King William Road are underway, including the installation of structural footings for lighting, bollards and street furniture.

Next week you will see the paving works start on the Western side from the Mitchell Street corner, heading North towards Boffa Street. A second crew may also commence working from Boffa Street, heading North towards Union Street.  As flexible space works are completed in each section, paving works for the footpaths will commence.

Common service installation on the Eastern side of King William Road is also underway. Whilst it was originally planning to deliver these works from Arthur Street heading South, the approach has been adjusted to reduce impacts associated with traffic management and as such, these works will be delivered from Park Street, heading North.

Work is also underway on the Walter Street footpaths.  A reminder that access into and out of the Walter Street car parks continues to be available via Royal Avenue.

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.

ABC radio roving reporter Troy Sincock joined Mayor Michael Hewitson AM and Rod Hook in the first car to travel down King William Road when it re-opened on Monday 5 August.

To coincide with the road reopening, please enjoy our second milestone video on the Design King William Facebook page.

It has been great to see the media support for the new businesses coming to King William Road including:

  • Joybird featured in Broadsheet

  • Steven ter Horst Chocolatier & Mr Potato in the Advertiser Source on 14 August

  • Steven ter Horst Chocolatier featured in InDaily

Don't forget this Saturday 17 August, Steven ter Horst Chocolatier is celebrating his arrival to the street with free hot chocolates for all.

On Monday 19 August, Mr Potato will be marking World Potato Day by giving away a free regular size potato meal with a choice of four toppings from 5pm - 8pm (until stocks run out!).

We encourage you to continue to help spread the word that the precinct is open for business and accessible.

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 visit:

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