Updates regarding traffic issues and The Gateway Project
Burwood Council has asked its Chief Traffic Engineer to meet with me this week to consider how we can strategically approach traffic issues around the College. I am grateful for this meeting and thank the Mayor and his staff for their response to us.
I will update you on our progress.
As we undertake this process I ask the College community to continue to refrain from queuing on Boundary Street and, of course, to obey all traffic regulations.
Safety is our predominant concern.
The Gateway Project
Click on the image to the left to see our vision for The Gateway Project.
Originally ‘The Gateway Project’ was to be built like a single layer cake. The ground floor was to be built first across the whole site, followed by the second and third floors.
The significant challenge we have experienced with the underground high voltage wiring (connected to the operation of the railways) has meant that the order of the building works has changed. It is now being built in three sections. The large middle section is going very well – to time. It is clearly visible on the site. The section near College Street is progressing well. It has been held up slightly by overhead wires. The new reception and administrative building has been significantly delayed. Ausgrid has only recently completed the work they needed to undertake on these cables. There are approvals still to be received before this section of the building will be moving at a pace.
This means that the final handover date will be delayed.
Thank you for your support in all aspects of school life. We really appreciate our partnership.
Dr Paul Burgis