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
Artist impression of Canterbury Road Upgrade

 

Work is continuing on a $5.2 million upgrade of Canterbury Town Centre, aimed at improving the intersection at Charles Street and Roberts Street. The town centre upgrade includes:

  • New footpaths;
  • Landscaping (planting of trees and creation of garden beds and raingardens);
  • Installation of a charger for electric car owners;
  • Construction of raised pedestrian crossings;
  • Undergrounding of overhead power lines;
  • Installation of new lighting and smart poles;
  • Construction of kerb and gutter;
  • Reconstruction of road pavement; and
  • Installation of new trees and outdoor seating.

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

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

Artist impression of Canterbury Road Upgrade

Artist impression of Canterbury Road Upgrade 

A focus of the upgrades will be on making the centre ‘clean and green’ and ‘moving and integrated’, two of the seven key areas identified by the community in the City’s 10-year visionary plan, CBCity 2028.

The area will be made even greener, with trees, garden beds and raingardens installed, and the streetscape will be planned for not only cars and public transport, but for cyclists and pedestrians as well.

Stage one is expected to be completed by late 2019.