Church Street, Branxton

  • Project typeRoad Upgrade and Shared Space
  • Project scheduleDesign: Mar - May 2021; Construction: Jul - Sep 2021
Chruch Street, Branxton before commencement of works

Background 

With the opening of the Hunter Expressway the Branxton CBD returned from being a main regional thoroughfare, to a village centre. Council engaged Moir Landscape Architecture to develop a conceptual design to make the village centre more approachable and secure for pedestrian users, providing more open space and amenity along Maitland Street including tree planting and general street-scaping beautification. The outcome of this conceptual design was the ‘Branxton Town Centre Public Domain Plan and Implementation Plan’. 

Council sought, and were successful in obtaining, funding from the State Government, under the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program (LRCIP) to complete a small project in the Branxton CBD that aligns with and fulfils the intent of the Branxton Town Centre Public Domain Plan and Implementation Plan, stages 1 & 2 of which have already been completed.


Location

This project involves the creation of a shared space along 30m of Church Street, Branxton from its intersection with Maitland Street.  The width of the shared space is approximately 8m. The total area of treatment is 240m2. Church Street is a no-through road that services the rear car park for one business and a service area for the other. Traffic through this space is low and infrequent.

The reclamation of this space will have significant enduring benefits for these businesses and provide an intimate public space for public events (markets, exhibitions, music events) and to celebrate the heritage buildings and streetscape. The space will also include much needed bicycle parking infrastructure associated with the Branxton to Greta Memorial Cycleway.

Aerial map of location of works on Chruch Street, Branxton


Funding

Council has successfully secured funding from the Australian Government - Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program.

Scope of Works 

The approved scope of work under the grant includes:

  • Concrete/Paved - Shared Space, approximately 240 square meters;
  • Repair and Overlay pavement with seal surface.