Construction works on the car park located at the southern end of Station Street in Bowral are expected to be complete in time for Christmas.
Council’s Director Service and Project Delivery Karin Targa said pending favourable weather, the car park was on track to open to the public on Thursday 15 December 2022.
“The southern carpark is a major component of the Station Street Renewal Program,” she said. “And on completion it will provide an additional 140 car spaces for motorists visiting Bowral.”
Ms Targa said in addition to the opening of the car park the current pavement rehabilitation works would also be wound down for the Christmas period.
“From 22 December the traffic barricades will be re-aligned along Station Street enabling two-way traffic to resume along the thoroughfare,” she said. “This will remain in place until the 9 January next year when it will be re-instated to allow Council to complete the rehabilitation works.”
Ms Targa acknowledged the repair and renewal of Station Street had been a complex and challenging project.
“Where possible we have tried to work outside of core business hours and maintain vehicular access,” she said. “We know however that there have been some unavoidable disruptions and traffic congestion.”
“We wish to thank drivers for their continued patience and the flexibility impacted business owners and shopkeepers have shown as we progress these important works.
“Their support and understanding have been critical to the amount of works that we’ve been able to complete thus far.”
In addition to the southern car park and road pavement works nearing completion, restoration activities continue in the historic camelia garden at the northern end of Station Street. This will be further followed by the reconstruction of the northern car park within the train station precinct, new kerb and gutters and installation of improved lighting and pedestrian access.
For more information on the Station Street Renewal Program, visit wsc.nsw.gov.au/Project-Directory/Station-Street-Renewal or contact Council on phone 4868 0888.