Warragul CBD Streetscape Project Overview

  • Project typeStreetscape
  • Project schedule2016 to 2023

What is the main aim of the project?

The Warragul CBD Streetscape project is designed to help our town cope with a growing population and the increased traffic that comes with it.

All nine stages of works are designed to better manage and redirect traffic within the confines of our existing roads and make the CBD experience safer, more inviting and more accessible for pedestrians.

The Queen Street design is the 9th and final stage of the Warragul CBD Streetscape Project that commenced in 2016 to help manage the population growth and development in Warragul. 

The project aims to create a more pedestrian friendly precinct with improved safety and access for both road users and pedestrians alike.

Queen Street Concept Design Objectives

  • Re-establishment and extension of significant tree avenue along the south side of Queen Street
  • Installation of a centre median between Smith Street and Mason Street to provide traffic calming, and an opportunity for a mid-block pedestrian crossing
  • New line-marking, including bike lanes, median and turning lanes
  • Renewal and relocation of the public amenities block to adjacent the existing bus stop to improve passive surveillance and safety.
  • Provide for improved pedestrian and disability accessibility by:
    1. Addressing existing footpath crossfall issues to enable widening of the shared pathway
    2. Providing a widened pathway from the TAFE to the existing Normanby Place shared pathway
    3. Implementing kerb outstands and refuge islands at the Queen Street and Gladstone Street intersection to enhance pedestrian and vehicle safety.
  • Renewal of the Queen Street Park public toilets
  • Retention of existing parking bays
  • Retention of afterhours taxi rank at the existing Queen Street bus stop

The concept plan

View the concept plan for the Queen Street project below, or click here to download a hi resolution copy.(PDF, 11MB)


Queen Street Community Consultation

Throughout April and May 2021, the community was invited to provide input into beautification and safety improvement works for Queen Street, Warragul.

The Queen Street Streetscape Project is the 9th and final stage of the Warragul CBD Streetscape Project jointly funded by Council and Developer contributions.

Council is legislatively committed to delivering the works in line with the Developer Contributions Plan (DCP) DCP-01 and sets out to improve the pedestrian amenity and accessibility of Queen Street, renew the public toilet block in the Queen Street Park as well as make improvements to on road medians, pedestrian refuges and line marking between Smith Street and Gladstone Streets on the North side and between Smith Street and Normanby Place on the South. (Click here for more information about Development Contribution Plans.)

Following community input and feedback on the proposed concept design prior, Council will proceed with detailed design in late 2022 and construction during the 2023/24 financial year.

    Past Consultation

    Several consultation opportunities occurred during the planning and design of the Warragul CBD Streetscape Project, from 2015/16 to present.

    In April 2021, open consultation got underway to get the community's input on the Queen Street Streetscape concept designs - the 9th and final stage of the Warragul CBD Streetscape project. Following community feedback into beautification and safety improvement works, consultation closed at 11.59pm on Monday 24 May 2021.

    In addition to wider community consultation, a Project Reference Group (PRG) was formed consisting of local traders, business groups, service/utility companies, taxi and emergency services. The PRG met regularly for a period throughout the initial planning and design stage. 

    What other benefits does the project deliver?

    Beautification works:

    • New and wider footpaths evoking a mall-like atmosphere which is more pleasant for browsing and outdoor dining.
    • New coloured and patterned pavements restore rural character to the town and complement the existing heritage.
    • Integrated bench seating and improved pedestrian access to the Cenotaph creates a village feel.
    • Enhancing sustainability and natural beauty with the planting of fresh new trees and gardens.

    Practical improvements:

    • Smooth new road surfaces.
    • Drainage improvements to better cater for storm events.

    Improving accessibility:

    • Safer and more accessible crossing points.
    • More accessible parking spaces.

    Why can’t you develop the former Bonlac site?

    We understand the strategic importance of this site, however this site is privately owned. In order for the site to be developed, a planning application would need to be submitted to Council for consideration by the land owner. There is currently no planning application lodged with Council for the development of this site.

    Contact us

    We’re here to help! For more information please contact Council by email or by calling 1300 229 229.


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