Kingborough Council is upgrading roads within central Kingston as identified in its five-year capital works plan. Upgrades have already started on John Street and upgrades to Channel Highway are planned for the future. These upgrades will improve the road network in central Kingston.
The design of the remainder of Goshawk Way, including the roundabout connection with the Huon Highway, along with the design for the road and pedestrian elements of Pardalote Parade will start in 2020/2021.
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The reconstruction of John Street is now complete. The full length of the street was upgraded, excluding the Channel Highway and Huon Highway intersections. The reconstruction involved roadworks, stormwater works, utility services, landscaping and water mains renewal.
A new temporary car park has been built and is open. It can be accessed off Skipper Lane within Kingston Park. This car park replaces the existing temporary car park on the south of the site where the first stage of residential development will be built.
Goshawk Way is the main through road and access point for Kingston Park. It provides an additional traffic option for central Kingston, that will assist in taking the pressure off other through roads such as John Street and the Channel Highway. The first stage of Goshawk Way has already been completed. The second stage of its construction will start in 2020 and will extend through to the Huon Highway.
Council has commissioned GHD consultants to undertake a major traffic study of the central Kingston area. This study will inform the design of roadworks around the periphery of Kingston Park and a future works program for road upgrades across the whole CBD. The results from these investigations will be publicly available in a few months.
Pardalote Parade is the main pedestrian spine that connects the Channel Court retail precinct with Kingston Park. It then continues through the centre of the site to the pedestrian underpass at the Southern Outlet.
Pardalote Parade has two distinctly different sections. The first stage, which is south and east of Goshawk Way, is for pedestrians only and passes through the existing John Street car parking area (part of which will be retained for public parking). The second stage is to the north and will provided vehicle access, along with wide footpaths, to the playground and residential areas in Kingston Park’s south western corner.
Council has commissioned Playstreet, renowned landscape architects and consultants, to design the pedestrian component. Part of this land is to be sold to the John Street Medical Centre in order to cater for the parking needs of that business.
Pardalote Parade will be constructed to a high quality with spaces for resting, outdoor eating, vegetation, public art and shelter. Specific consideration will be given to safe pedestrian and bicycle access along the whole length of Pardalote Parade.