This project is now complete...

The second and final stage of this project is now complete. Take a look at the improvements we've made to the Warilla Town Centre.

About the project

Stage 2 of the Warilla Town Centre Upgrade commenced mid February 2022 and be completed by the end of July 2022. This will involve the construction of a new toilet block and seating area in the Beverley Avenue Carpark.

The scheduled works involved are;

  1. Demolition of the existing amenities block
  2. Construction of new amenities block including all services
  3. Reconfigure sections of the carpark

Where possible, the traffic flow will remain unaffected in all directions. Road closures will not occur throughout the course of construction, with some minor exceptions (during delivery of large items).

The majority of the carpark will remain publicly accessible and will continue to function as an active carpark during construction.

Old toilet block

Changes to car park entry

To undertake the work, the southern entry to the carpark will be closed permanently therefore access to the carpark will be via Hall Lane(off Beverley Avenue) and existing lane entry via George Street.

Changes to accessible carparking

The accessible carparks will be relocated temporarily to the spaces close to the existing toilet block and will be permanently relocated to the western side with a new footpath at the completion of the project.

Where will the work happen?

The upgrade will cover George Street, between Shellharbour Road in the west and Susan/Terry Avenue, plus the adjoining sections up Beverley Avenue and down Brian Street.

When will the work take place?

We anticipate that construction will start in mid-October. To minimise disruption to local businesses and the Warilla community, we propose to stagger the work so that each block is sequenced over four stages (these are outlined in red on the diagram below). This will reduce the loss of car parking spaces, while also ensuring that pedestrian access is maintained as much as possible.

The street and footpaths will remain publicly accessible and will continue to function as an active commercial shopping district during construction. Our key priorities are maintaining traffic flow, car parking, and pedestrian access.

What will be the impact of construction?

It is Council's priority to reduce closures and minimise the impact on local businesses and the community.

Where possible, traffic flow will remain unaffected in all directions. There will be no road closures throughout construction, except where this is impossible to avoid (such as during deliveries of large items/trucks unloading), but we do anticipate some parking lane closures at various stages.

We anticipate there may be an increase in noise from machinery and an increase in the number and frequency of vehicles accessing the site.