CBD Improvements - Stage 2

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QE II Park wet playThe CBD Improvements - Stage 2 project was completed in early December 2016.

The project was split into two distinctive sections. The first part included extensive works in Monaro St, including painting of the median, landscaping, new street furniture, lighting and a program to upgrade building facades along Monaro St.  

The second, and most significant part of the project was the redevelopment of Queen Elizabeth II Park and Collett Street. The upgrade includes:

  • creation of a green space in the Park
  • installation of plaza area in the to cater for markets and other events
  • reduction of impeding slope in the Park
  • installation of gardens and tree plantings in the Park
  • installation of a wet play area and new childrens' play equipment in the Park
  • installation of new BBQs and shelters in the Park
  • installation of new seating and rubbish bins in the Park
  • improved cycle/walkways around Queen Elizabeth Park along a section of the river bank
  • new plantings along Collett St (some existing trees are proposed to be removed and replaced with more appropriate species)
  • removal of car parking in Queen Elizabeth Park, carpaking to remain along the river side of Collett St
  • narrowing of a section of Collett St to improve pedestrian movements
  • new car parking on Morisset Street adjacent to Queen Elizabeth Park

The revamped Queen Elizabeth II Park was officially opened by the Governor General on Saturday 3 December 2016.QE II Park opening