Swallow St pedestrian link

This consultation has now closed and we are reviewing all feedback.
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  • Description: Have your say on the proposed safety improvements as part of the Swallow St pedestrian link.
  • Status: Closed
  • Consultation period: 12:00am 22/10/2018 to 12:00am 02/11/2018

Council is proposing the introduction of a street upgrade and safety improvement plan for Swallow St, Mooroobool, from McGregor St to the roundabout at Kingsford St.

These changes will provide improvements to the streetscape and will improve pedestrian and cyclist connectivity in the area. The proposed changes will be installed on only the western side of Swallow St. The plan is available for download in the related documents section below.

Elements of this project include:

  • A 1.2km pedestrian link that will complete the final section of the circuit, completing a loop from Swallow St, McGregor St, Irene St, Beatrice St and Kingsford St. The link will provide a 2-metre wide pedestrian corridor, with a combination of off-road concrete path and on-road delineated path parallel to the kerb;
  • Parallel parking bays will be formalised with line-marking;
  • Street trees will be planted adjacent to the parking bays, which will assist in narrowing the currently wide street, which is likely to encourage vehicles to travel at lower speeds. In time, as these trees mature, they will create an arbour-effect, particularly if future tree planting occurs on the eastern side of the street;
  • Interim crossing improvements will be installed on the bridge with the installation of raised lane dividers (like have been installed in Beatrice St). During the 2019/20 financial year, culverts will be installed at this location to provide an off road pedestrian crossing point.

It is anticipated that these changes will be completed prior to the end of this year.  

Should you have any further enquiries or to provide feedback regarding this proposal, please contact Council’s Public Consultation and Communications Officer, on 4044 3326 or email feedback@cairns.qld.gov.au before Friday 2 November 2018.

Last updated: 02 November 2018