Canterbury Town Centre upgrade

Canterbury Town Centre upgrade
Artist impression of Canterbury Road Upgrade
Work is underway on a $5.2 million upgrade of Canterbury Town Centre, aimed at improving the intersection at Charles Street and Roberts Street. canterbury town centre upgrade Work is underway on a $5.2 million upgrade of Canterbury Town Centre, aimed at improving the intersection at Charles Street and Roberts Street. Development

Canterbury Town Centre Upgrade Stage 2

As part of the 2020/21 Capital works plan, the Canterbury Town Centre Stage two upgrade worth $8.9M will commence in early 2021. The project includes:

  • Realignment of Canterbury Road, Close Street and Charles Street intersection to facilitate new traffic signals
  • A slip lane from northbound Canterbury Road to Charles St
  • Construction of dedicated right-hand turning lane from southbound Canterbury Road to Charles Street, a left turning lane from Close Street to Canterbury Road, and a right turning lane from Charles Street to Canterbury Road
  • New streetlights and paved footpaths
  • Undergrounding of overhead power lines
  • Upgrade of the Canterbury Road shared path underpass which falls along the Cooks River cycleway, this includes lowering and widening the path and installing lights.

Creating liveable and distinctive town centres is a priority for the community and Council.

Investing in our town centres is about revitalising and activating our main streets. With the Canterbury Town Centre stage two upgrade, it’s about bringing new energy and excitement to Canterbury, and transforming it into a commercial, social and cultural heart of the City.

The intersection upgrades are essential for the safety of vehicles and pedestrians. The improvements will make turning at the intersection safer for vehicles and crossing the road easier for pedestrians.

The shared path underpass upgrade will improve accessibility and safety for pedestrians and cyclists using the Cooks River cycleway. The upgrade will provide greater clearance from the bridge and ample space for pedestrians and cyclists to use the path at the same time.

Current work

Timing- Work is currently in design and is anticipated to start on site in February 2021.

Currently, Council is undertaking investigative work to locate services. Locating services is important to ensure that when the work commences there are no delays due to unknown services such as communications, gas, water and electricity.

Council has also commenced coordinating dilapidation reports. The purpose of the pre-construction dilapidation report is to record the structural condition of each dwelling both externally and internally before construction begins on the adjoining site.

Dilapidation Inspection letters have been distributed via letterbox however if you have not received one please contact Council’s Project Team on 9707 9449 or Dilapidation inspections can be done between now and the end of 2020.

Council will continue to update this webpage as more information is available.

Precinct Overview:

Map of the Canterbury works location

Intersection Upgrade:

A drawing of the intersection update


 Underpass Upgrade:

Drawing of underpass updates