‘A Shady And Beautiful Tree-lined Boulevard’

Image of people walking along WIindsor Mall.

Stage one of the highly anticipated revitalisation of George Street, Windsor is due to start Monday, 24 June 2024.

Stage one of the works will stretch from Windsor Railway Station to Fitzgerald Street. Work will initially be focused between the railway station and Hawkesbury Valley Way before working its way north towards the mall.

The project will involve tree planting on the footpath verge, where possible, as well as along the edge of the roadway. The roadway tree locations have been carefully planned to minimise impact on loss of car parking spaces. Wheel stops will be installed around trees planted on the roadway for the convenience of motorists.

Trees planted in the roadway will use strata vault technology – a root planting structure that prevents tree roots from lifting the footpath and roadway. The trees – a combination of brush box, crepe myrtle and weeping lily pilly – were selected by tree specialists to be the right species for this location.

Planting established trees will increase shade and improve scenery throughout enhancing the visual appearance. This will create a shady and beautiful tree-lined boulevard along one of our busiest business and shopping areas, reducing temperatures and making George Street an even more enjoyable space to visit. Trees in urban areas can reduce temperatures in the immediate area by up to 8C, improve air quality, reduce summer power bills by 12-15 per cent through reduced air conditioner use, and provide habitat for local fauna. Over 100 trees will be planted as part of this stage.

Council will also replace existing old pavers from Tebbutt Street to Fitzgerald Street and from Christie Street to Fitzgerald Street with new pavers.

Existing pedestrian crossings between Tebbutt Street and Fitzgerald Street will be upgraded with low gardens and better lighting to improve the safety and visibility of pedestrian crossings.

Stage one will be completed in shorter sections with a combination of day and night works to minimise the impact on residents and businesses where possible. Stage one is anticipated to complete by early 2025 (weather permitting).

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