Mountain Gate Shopping Centre upgrade takes shape

mtg_upgrade2015Work on the eastern end of the shopping precinct is nearing completion with the new concrete and landscaping essentially completed. The only work left for the eastern end is the installation of seats, bins and bike hoops. The landscapers will return to roll the grass and ensure it has an even surface. It’s been a long winter with plenty of cold wet days, so it will be encouraging to see the new leaves coming on the trees, indicating that spring is here.

The priority now is to complete the Town Square.
After a number of difficult issues and challenges, the contractor is planning to prepare and concrete the area in front of Coles by the trolley bay and gradually work their way towards the eastern doorway. Once this concrete has hardened, they will open this area
up and continue along the Coles frontage towards Mountain Gate Drive. At around the same time, they also plan to move to the frontage of the shops (3.6 m wide) from Bakers Delight towards Mountain Gate Drive – a temporary pathway will be provided. When
this area is concreted and hardened, the contractor will progressively open this area to pedestrian traffic.

Next, they plan to work from within the middle part of the Town Square area and concrete in stages from the Mountain Gate Drive end in a westerly direction to complete and progressively open up the entire width of the Town Square. It is anticipated, weather
permitting, that the Town Square will be completed in four weeks.

Work is well on its way along the western end.
Already the area around the restaurants has been completed. The concreting in front of the shops has continued toward the Town Square.

Work is still on schedule to finish in November and Council and contractors really appreciate the customers’ understanding and support to the shops.
It is impossible to undertake works of this nature in a busy shopping centre without any disruption. By the end of November, the shopping centre will have a fresh new look and access along the footpath will be much safer and easier.

Further Information

If you have any questions, please contact Jane Kuchins from Knox City Council on 9298 8000 or email jane.kuchins@knox.vic.gov.au

You can also visit Council’s website: knox.vic.gov.au

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