New roads at Northshore reach important completion milestone

The transformation of Northshore from a former port area into a vibrant mixed-use urban precinct continues with the completion of an $18 million package of new roads, cycle tracks and footpaths.

Starting in early July 2021, the industrial road form of the east end of MacArthur Avenue has been transformed into an urban boulevard framed with street trees, separated cycle tracks and wide footpaths, perfect for those keen to walk, run, cycle or scooter around the precinct.

The construction of three new roads – Cedar, Barcham and Karakul – opens new land supply for development, attracting further private sector investment in the precinct in the lead up to the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Over 600 metres of cycle tracks and just under two kilometres of footpaths will encourage and support active movement across Northshore. Stormwater and utilities upgrades and subtropical urban landscaping at the eastern end of Northshore have also been delivered. The new roads also provide more on-street carparking in the area.

This is a significant achievement under difficult times in the construction industry. The impacts of COVID on contractors and sub-contractors, rising construction costs and over seven weeks of rain delays in 2022 alone provided major challenges to the works program and budget.

EDQ appreciates the patience exhibited by residents, occupiers and road users during these works.

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