Pedestrian friendly Hill takes another step forward

23 Oct 2008

Eastern Metropolitan MP, Brian Tee, yesterday announced the completion of works on the Doncaster Hill Pedestrian Underpass and construction of the shared path linking Precinct 1 to Westfield Doncaster.

The final touches were recently added to the Doncaster Hill Pedestrian Underpass, with the installation of two stylish canopy shades that mark the entry to the underpass and provide some shelter from sun and rain. The underpass runs under Doncaster Road between Doncaster Primary School and the Doncaster Playhouse on the north side, and the strip of shops on the south side.

The new shared path has created better linkages between Precinct 1 and Westfield Doncaster, with widened walking and cycling paths created behind Doncaster Primary School, and along Council and Goodson Streets. Directional signage has also been installed at various points for key sites within Doncaster Hill.

These two projects are designed to make walking and cycling around Doncaster Hill more inviting, and have helped to improve the streetscape appeal of the Hill as it transforms into a civic hub for Manningham.

Council received combined grant funding of more than $320,00 for the two projects through the State Government's Local Area Access Program (LAAP).