Revitalising the section of Russell Street from Victoria to Neil Streets.

The Russell Street urban renewal project will provide upgraded pavement and footpaths, a tree-lined centre median between Victoria and Ruthven streets, lighting, green space and trees, street furniture and public art.

In addition to streetscape works, infrastructure such as stormwater, water main and communications will be upgraded and powerlines moved underground.

2021/22 budget

A budget of $2.5 million has been allocated in the 2021/22 financial year to complete stage 1 and commence stage 2.

Current progress

Russell Street businesses remain open during construction with access maintained at all times. Free, time-limited, one-hour parking is in place in Russell and Scholefield Streets.

The southern lane in Russell Street between Victoria and Ruthven streets is closed to westbound traffic until October 2021, weather permitting.

Detours, traffic controllers and signage are in place for the safety of pedestrians, motorists and construction workers.

Road users may experience minor delays during these works and are encouraged to plan ahead, drive to the changed traffic conditions and follow all signage.

To find out more, please contact us or email the project team

Start date

The project is being completed in two stages:

  • February 2021 to October 2021: Victoria Street to Ruthven Street
  • February 2022 to October 2022: Ruthven Street to Neil Street.

End date

The project is scheduled for completion in October 2022.