In 2010, we began consultation with the community around plans for the revitalisation and beautification of the Kew main street. A Kew Main Street Master Plan was developed, and actions arising from this plan have been completed over the past years, with the assistance of grant funding from government agencies. The below lists the stages that have been completed from the Kew Main Street Master Plan.
These works were completed in May 2013 at a combined cost of approximately $260,000 for design and construction. This project involved formalising the temporary roundabout that had been in place since the traffic signal removal as part of the Pacific Highway handover. This stage was a commitment to the community and formed part of the overall strategy to beautify the main street and funded by Transport NSW (formerly RMS). Works included:-
These works were completed in July 2018 at a cost of approximately $135,000 for design and construction. Works completed included:-
We've been successful in obtaining $800,000 in grant funding from the Australian Government through the Building Better Regions Fund to progress the Kew Main Street Upgrade Works. We will match this amount and contribute $800,000 to total $1.6 Million to continue with Stage 3 of the project.
Following previous community engagement, our contracted designers - Lindsay Dynan Pty Ltd - have completed a detailed design based on the feedback received from the community. Tendering has been completed for the engagement of a construction contractor however was unsuccessful in attracting significant interest from the market and did not result in a price within the available budget.
Negotiation is ongoing with a number of contractors to both refine the project scope and identify savings in the construction costs. From these negotiations Council seek to identify these elements of the project that can be completed within the available budget.