Trader Update: 12 June 2019

Dear KWR Trader,

Following our email last week dated 6 June, we thought it would be appropriate to provide you with some additional information in the lead up to the first significant piece of work which is to commence tomorrow, 13 June (weather permitting).

The works will involve, the demolition of the western kerb and construction of a new kerb and access ramps. 

During these works which will be undertaken for approximately the coming (3) weeks, parking on the western side of King William Road will be removed and two-way north-south traffic managed using a single lane and traffic controls (traffic flow one way at a time). 

For more information regarding the traffic management:


What you can expect in the first few days of these works:

  • The initial works in this stage will be predominantly undertaken as day works. Some night works may also be required

  • As this stage of works requires the demolition of the existing kerb, works will generate construction noise and dust. Removal of the kerb will take 2 – 3 days to complete so it is recommended that during this time, you keep your door closed where possible and remove items from the footpath if your tenancy is on the western side of King William Road

  • Parking controls on the western side of King William Road will be in place from midnight Wednesday 12/6/2019

  • There will be temporary fencing in place to ensure the safety of workers and the public and delineate the work zone

  • Work will move progressively along the street from north to south (adjacent Arthur street moving towards the Park / Mitchell Street intersection)

  • Access to driveways on western side of King William Road may be temporarily restricted to let the works move through that particular area however this will only be for a short period with the area backfilled once the works have moved through and access reinstated. You will be notified just prior to any temporary driveway restrictions


Walter Street – Temporary removal of the road closure

To ensure access to the approximately 42 off-street car parks accessed via Walter Street (behind Cibo and Melt) BMD Constructions (Council’s contractor) has temporarily removed the road closure to the west of the off-street parking. Access to these car parks will be via King William Road. If access is restricted via King William Road, then access will be provided via Walter Street.


First closure of the Park / Mitchell Street intersection

The first closure of the Park / Mitchell Street intersection will occur from 11pm Sunday 16 June to 6am Thursday 20 June. This closure will also see the demolition of the existing kerb and construction of the new kerb. These works will be on a 24hr schedule for the duration of the closure.

What you can expect:

  • As this stage of works requires the demolition of the existing kerb, works will generate construction noise and dust, so it is recommended that you keep your door closed where possible and remove items from the footpath if you are located within this work zone

  • There will be temporary fencing in place to ensure the safety of workers and the public and delineate the work zone

  • Vehicle detours will be in place including for buses. However, local streets can be accessed as usual just not through the intersection

As there will be traffic management in place, it is advisable to encourage clients with set appointments to allow additional time to reach you. Pedestrian access to businesses will be maintained and parking will be available on the eastern side of King William Road, the local side street and off-street parking areas. Two-way traffic will continue along King William Road and local side streets accessible. However, drivers cannot turn from side streets on to King William Road.

Together with BMD, we are working closely with all stakeholders to keep the community up to date on the upgrade. A dedicated Community and Stakeholder team has been established and will continue to meet with business operators and residents to understand their individual needs and explain the construction and immediate works. If you would like to speak to a member of the team please see the below section.


Staying in touch

We are committed to communicating regularly about the King William Road Upgrade and what is happening in the precinct. If you have any questions regarding the construction please contact the King William Road Upgrade team via the dedicated:

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

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