Tract Consultants is the lead consultant for the proposed Crown, Cleveland & Baptist Street upgrade which will make precinct more pedestrian friendly and accessible for street life. The concept design prepared by Tract has been formulated to address amenity issues and to capitalise on opportunities to expand the potential for public life within the precinct.
The project has included community consultation and extensive authority approval processes for infrastructure changes.
Features of the design along Crown Street include the widening of the footpath pavement, the introduction of footway continuations at side streets, a raised pedestrian crossing, two in lane bus stops and new furniture. In conjunction with these improvements, the Crown and Cleveland Street intersection will be upgraded by undergrounding overhead power lines, increasing pedestrian pavement areas, hedge planting and the installation of smart poles.
The project will be tendered in September 2013 with construction planned for 2014.