Maude Street Plaza and Bus Interchange will occur in four stages and over various financial years.
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This stage will be funded by Greater Shepparton City Council and expected funds from the Australian Government Building Better Regions at a cost of $1.18 million and works will occur in August 2018 - March 2019. Council has received funding under Public Safety Infrastructure Fund for this component of the project.
A Plaza area is a space for socializing and toilet facilities including adult change room and baby changing facilities. The creation this space will be user friendly open space area adjacent to the main bus interchange terminal. The plaza will be a focal point for the Vaughan Street Shopping Precinct and bus interchange.
The works include:
This stage will be funded by Greater Shepparton City Council and the Federal Government the cost for this stage is $1.37 million and works will occur in September 2018 – March 2019. Council has received funds from Public Transport Victoria for the bus interchange and from VicRoads for the raised pedestrian crossing.
The new bus interchange will improve the functionality within the CBD and the area will be safer for pedestrians and traffic users.
The creation of an eight bay bus interchange will provide Shepparton with a central, user friendly public transport hub with direct access to the CBD, train station and other major destinations within Greater Shepparton. The bus interchange will operate on both sides of Maude Street for north and southbound traffic.
The works for this activity include:
This stage will be funded by Greater Shepparton City Council and expected funds from the Australian Government Building Better Regions and the cost for this stage is $1.5 million and works will occur in August 2019 to February 2020.
The proposed new streetscape will beautify the pedestrian and vehicle link between the CBD, Vaughan Central Shopping Precinct and one of Shepparton’s most popular recreational reserves, Victoria Park Lake.
Landscaping will make the area more attractive, the design will enhance the road safety with parallel car-parking and automated traffic lights to ensure CFA has direct access to arterial roads when required in emergencies.
The works include:
This stage will be funded by Greater Shepparton City Council and expected funds from the Australian Government Building Better Regions Council and the cost for this stage is $943,000 and works will occur in February 2019 – July 2020.
A signalised intersection at Vaughan Street - Maude Street to improve traffic regulation in a high pedestrian area. Traffic investigations during the concept phase of the Bus Interchange design highlighted the need for more efficient and safer traffic movements for vehicles and pedestrians.
The proposed new signalised intersection will create a safer environment for a heavy traffic intersection. The existing single lane roundabout is to be removed and replaced with a signals. The works include:
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Stage 1- works area will include the area on the corner of Vaughan and Maude Street which is currently a carpark and house to be re-developed into the toilet and plaza area.
Stage 2 - works will include construction of a the new bus interchange along Maude Street, south of Vaughan Street.
Works for the toilet plaza are scheduled to begin in August 2018 and will take approximately 6 months to complete.
Stage 2 - The Bus Interchange
Council is still waiting on an outcome from recent funding applications to the Federal Government for a start date for the bus interchange to proceed.
Whilst there can always be issues beyond our control that may delay works such as inclement weather we are working closely with the contractor to ensure the works are completed on schedule.
Maude Street will be closed from Vaughan to Ashenden Street during construction.
Alternative access will be in place for access to Chemist Warehouse, Best and Less and JB Hi-Fi.
Traffic management will be in place, we ask business owners and residents to obey the signage during these times.
The old bus interchange will remain operational until the new bus interchange has been completed.
The tender will be advertised publicly and once the contractor has been engaged we will notify local businesses and residents.
Please contact Saleem Shaikh, Project Manager - Greater Shepparton City Council on 03 5832 9814.