Plans are almost complete for updating the northern end of Landsborough Avenue, Scarborough (north of Brisbane) between Bunton and Rock Streets.
The final round of consultation took place last month.
Community consultation for the upgrade took place in March and the revised Option 3 has been proposed by the council planning team.
Two options for the design were combined as the Revised Option 3 and presented at a final consultation last month.
Council said the revised upgrade proposal had taken the ideas and needs of residents, business owners and operators into consideration.
Moreton Bay Regional Council Division 5 Councillor James Houghton said maximising parking was the most contentious issue for the community.
Most discussed were the options of “reverse in” or “nose in”, he said.
The “nose in” option should win the day, he said, based on the consultation process and the existing parking arrangements in Landsborough Avenue.
Councillor Houghton explained parking needed to be consistent with the rest of street which is either “nose in” or “nose to tail”.
Other key features of the upgrade will be new central median strips and landscaping with low coastal planting and walk-through gaps.
A new pathway from the corner of the Pirate playground and park across to the carpark and toilets, including a raised pedestrian crossing, will be incorporated into the upgrade.
Old concrete planters and uneven paving will be removed and replaced with exposed aggregate and coloured concrete finishes to match work previously undertaken on the southern end of Landsborough Avenue.
The Translink bus stop will be moved further south to allow for the extended parking.
Other improvements include new street furniture, lighting and upgrading wayfinding signs.
The upgrade will be delivered in two stages during the 2018/19 and 2019/20 financial years to minimise the disruption to local traffic.
Foreshore path and carpark upgrades will be delivered mid-next year to avoid Christmas and wet weather.
The Moreton Bay Council is planning to complete the design work for the upgrade by the end of 2018.
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