Parade reopens as piazza works continue

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New look: An impression of the planned piazza at Mentone. Picture: Supplied

MENTONE parade has reopened after completion of a section of works on Kingston Council’s Mentone “renaissance” project.

With the reopening of the parade, the section of Florence Street between Mentone Parade and Como Parade West will permanently close. The section of Mentone Parade between Florence Street and Como Parade West will transition to a bus lane southbound. 

Full works on the piazza project are projected to be finished by mid-2019. The next phase of works will focus on construction of the new community piazza between Kilbreda College and the “triangle” building.

Works on “stage two” of the piazza project were ticked off by council in September 2018 after they voted to award the contract for streetscape works between Como parade West and Florence Stertt to CDN Constructors Pty Ltd for a tendered price of just below $2.9 million. Cr Steve Staikos, who was mayor at the time, said the piazza would “help boost the shopping precinct, create a new community meeting space and showcase the historic Kilbreda Tower.”

For more information about the Mentone community piazza project, visit kingston.vic.gov.au/mentonerenaissance

First published in the Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News – 10 April 2019

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