ALLAN STREET BRIDGE ON TRACK
Work is set to begin on the new Allan Street bridge, better connecting local residents between Dandenong South and the town centre.
Member for Dandenong, Gabrielle Williams, today joined Mayor of the City of Greater Dandenong Councillor Heang Tak at Allan Street in Dandenong to announce that construction will commence this month.
The new bridge will be a two-lane vehicle and pedestrian link from the corner of Allan and Keneally streets over the Dandenong Creek to Morwell Avenue.
The bridge is the final part of infrastructure in the development of the Metro Village 3175 estate. The project is expected to be completed in May 2017.
The City of Greater Dandenong will own the bridge with Places Victoria delivering the project on the Council’s behalf. The bridge will be built by Cut & Fill.
The Revitalising Central Dandenong initiative, led by Places Victoria, has been a catalyst for more than $550 million of private sector investment in the Dandenong area, which is forecast to grow to $1.2 billion by the time the project is complete.
Places Victoria recently transferred ownership of the former Masonic Hall in central Dandenong to the City of Greater Dandenong, which the Council will convert into an arts centre.
Quotes attributable to Member for Dandenong Gabrielle Williams
“The community has been calling for this bridge for a long time — and we’re getting it done.”
“The new Allan Street bridge will better connect residents on both sides of the creek, and make it easier and safer for Metro Village residents to get into Dandenong’s CBD.”
Quotes attributable to Mayor of the City of Greater Dandenong Councillor Heang Tak
“The bridge will not only provide for vehicle traffic, but will also provide an important connection for pedestrians and cyclists forming part of the Dandenong Creek trail.”
“The Revitalising Central Dandenong project has seen a significant transformation of our city, and is a great example of how different levels of government can work together to achieve great outcomes.”