Bellingen Main Street Project - Church Street North Precinct

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Church Street North Precinct

Council is investing in one of its key strategic priorities, the upgrade of signature local assets and infrastructure, via the staged delivery of the Bellingen Main Street Beautification and Accessibility Project.

The project, which features four stages, aims to beautify our town centre, activate our central commercial and café precinct, and deliver pedestrian infrastructure and facilities which cater to the needs of all pedestrians.

The Church Street North Precinct Project is the fourth and final stage of works and builds on previous stages that have delivered significant streetscape improvements including new footpaths, disability ramps and crossings, seating, street lighting and high-quality landscaped spaces.

Council has secured an $885,000 grant from the Stronger Country Communities Fund to deliver Stage Four works, which continue with the pending installation of eco Jarrah timber inserts on the recently installed feature trellis shade structure along Church Street’s al fresco dining strip.

Further, to allow for the pending installation of eco Jarrah timber inserts, vine stock currently being nurtured will be planted to create a shaded trellis structure and extra seating and tables will be installed to deliver pedestrian infrastructure and facilities which cater to the needs of all pedestrians.

Complimentary Stage Four works have also included the installation of new landscape walls, feature footpaths and cobble stones, kerb and guttering and road and carpark resurfacing and Council thanks you for your patience and understanding during the final stage of these works.

Council is investing in one of its key strategic priorities, the upgrade of signature local assets and infrastructure, via the staged delivery of the Bellingen Main Street Beautification and Accessibility Project.

The project, which features four stages, aims to beautify our town centre, activate our central commercial and café precinct, and deliver pedestrian infrastructure and facilities which cater to the needs of all pedestrians.

The Church Street North Precinct Project is the fourth and final stage of works and builds on previous stages that have delivered significant streetscape improvements including new footpaths, disability ramps and crossings, seating, street lighting and high-quality landscaped spaces.

Council has secured an $885,000 grant from the Stronger Country Communities Fund to deliver Stage Four works, which continue with the pending installation of eco Jarrah timber inserts on the recently installed feature trellis shade structure along Church Street’s al fresco dining strip.

Further, to allow for the pending installation of eco Jarrah timber inserts, vine stock currently being nurtured will be planted to create a shaded trellis structure and extra seating and tables will be installed to deliver pedestrian infrastructure and facilities which cater to the needs of all pedestrians.

Complimentary Stage Four works have also included the installation of new landscape walls, feature footpaths and cobble stones, kerb and guttering and road and carpark resurfacing and Council thanks you for your patience and understanding during the final stage of these works.

  • Installation of Trellis and Road Resurfacing

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    14 May 2019

    The Church Street North Precinct works are now in their final stages. The main activities being installation of the Trellis’ Structure and Asphalting Works.

    Trellis’

    Council has awarded the fabrication of the trellis’.

    The construction and supply of the trellis’ is anticipated to take 6 – 8 weeks, and involves:

    • Finalisation of structural details & develop shop drawings
    • 2 weeks for fabrication
    • 3 weeks for galvanisation of the trellis’
    • 1 week for powder coating
    • Finally, coordination with businesses for installation of these trellis’.

    Asphalt Works

    The asphalt is programmed for 3 consecutive night shifts from Sunday the 12th May to Tuesday the 14th May, weather permitting.

    Scope of Works:

    · Church Street – Re-surfacing Hyde Street to Short Street Lane

    · Car Park re-surfacing – Behind the Federal Hotel and the Hammond and Wheatley Building

    · Church Street – Asphalt correction and patching works Hyde Street to William Street

    Council thanks you for your patience and understanding whilst these works have been and continue to be finalised for this Project.

    Please contact Customer & Business Services on 02 6655 7300 should you require any further information.


  • Finalisation of Church Street Works

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    09 Jan 2019

    Now that Christmas has come and gone and the new year is upon us, Council is again looking to complete the works in the Church Street North cafe precinct.

    Council will continue to engage with local businesses regarding the works program with final works scheduled to commence in early February.

    Final designs can be viewed in the document library on the right hand side of this page. There is also a 'walk through' video showcasing the proposed final look and feel of the area.

  • Final programming of Church Street North Precinct works underway

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    24 Sep 2018

    Programming of works for the next stage of the Church Street North Precinct is now underway for an expected start date of Sunday 14 October 2018.

    The works will involve:

    1. Demolition of existing concrete footpath paving.
    2. Installation of conduits for new services and relocation of existing services
    3. Construction of new kerb and guttering
    4. Installation of landscape walls and associated footings
    5. Installation of concrete footpath
    6. Installation of cobble stones

    This should be completed by the end of November 2018 subject to weather and latent conditions. Preliminary works such as survey, survey set-out and adjustment of the existing building awning posts may occur in the weeks leading up to Sunday 14 October 2018.

    The construction phase will have a significant impact on parking, vehicular access and pedestrian flow however every effort will be made to minimise the impact by undertaking works (where possible) outside business hours and providing alternative routes for vehicles and pedestrians.

    Some minor tree pruning may be undertaken and further advice on the timing of this activity will be provided in a future update.

    Further works will be required to finalise this project after the Christmas School Holidays and the timing of these activities will also be provided in a future update. Key stakeholders whose businesses will be directly impacted by these works will be contacted directly by Council.

    There will be some inconvenience while this exciting project is in its construction phase and Council thanks business owners and the community for their patience.


  • Church Street - Northern Precinct Design Options

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    31 Jul 2018

    Following meetings with the Church Street North Precinct business operators Council is further exploring the possible options for this area.

    The following two options are provided. Images are available in the Document Library and Videos in the Video Library on the right of your screen. Use the Surveys&Forms tab to access the survey.

    Option 1 – this option was previously discounted following consultation regarding the inclusion of a play area within this precinct. NOT DISPLAYED

    Option 2 – current option which uses and enhances the existing streetscape.
    The Leopard Trees will be shaped and new surrounds constructed. The Box gutter drain will be removed and single grade pavement from shops to kerb removing hand railing obstacles and providing disability access to most shops.

    Option 3 – new option
    Pergola improving both shade in summer and sunlight in winter. The Leopard trees are removed and additional more suitable street trees placed kerbside.
    A high pergola is installed which caters for umbrellas during establishment. This pergola will house deciduous vegetation and possibly edible food. The Box gutter drain will be removed and single grade pavement from shops to kerb removing hand railing obstacles and providing disability access to most shops.

    The aim of the final layout is to achieve a balance between commercial activity, mobility and general public access.

    While it is important to consult directly with those businesses that front the works, the broader community is also invited to provide feedback via a short 2 question survey below.

    This survey will be available until Monday 20 August 2018.


  • Council and Shop Owners Come to the Table

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    26 Jul 2018

    Thank you to the shop owners and retailers that took the time to meet with Council recently to discuss the proposed seating options. Your time, attention, ideas and feedback will assist Council in the final design process.

    Thank you also to those community members that have taken the time to provide feedback via the online survey. A reminder that the survey is open until Tuesday 31 July.

  • Church Street North Precinct Planning and Works

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    28 Jun 2018

    Proudly funded by the NSW Government, the Church Street North Precinct will soon be receiving its upgrade thanks to a grant received from the Stronger Country Communities Fund. The plan builds on the previous upgrade completed at the end of 2017 with Council again looking to its community for feedback on the options proposed.

    The concepts draw on previous feedback around the dining precinct - specifically the seating arrangements for businesses and the general public. Council welcomes your feedback and encourages you to complete the survey regarding the seating options.