Development starts on new car park and civic gardens at Lane Cove Plaza
WORK has commenced on a four-level, underground carpark with 500 parking spots and a community garden behind Lane Cove Plaza.
The multi-million dollar development by the firm ADCO is called the Rosenthal Project and will also incorporate a Coles Supermarket and an Aldi Store.
There will be four levels of underground parking to replace the current open air car park of 180 spots.
Lane Cove Mayor Pam Palmer told The Weekly Times the development will take 18 months to build.
"The response has been enthusiastic and everyone is looking forward to the new car park and especially the new park," she said.
The above ground park will feature a performance space and barbecue facilities.
It will also feature a pedestrian bridge over Rosenthal Avenue with a lift and stairs as well as a shared pedestrian zone for Birdwood Lane to provide level accessto Birdwood Lane and Lane Cove Plaza.
More than 11,550 tonnes of excavated material has been removed from site and more than half of the eight metre deep piles required for the boundary retaining wall have been drilled.
Once the project is completed 162,000 tonnes of material will be removed, enough rubble to fill 36 Olympic Swimming Pools Construction workers aim to install the final 10 piles over the coming weeks.
The next major step is the installation of elevated site sheds above the shared pedestrian zone in Birdwood Lane which will then provide uninterrupted access to the full site for the remainder of the excavation works.
Mayor Palmer said alternative parking is now available.
"In the interim the council is working to support local businesses impacted on by the loss of car parking and we're especially helping with marketing," she said.
"There is still plenty of parking in Lane Cove while the project is under construction with three hours free parking available in the 200-space Little Street Car Park.
"Additional signage has been installed to help drivers and pedestrians navigate their way through the village."
To find parking locations and the latest project information visit www.rosenthalproject.com.au
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