Greenwood Avenue Streetscape Enhancements

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Council is seeking to undertake a streetscape enhancement of Greenwood Avenue in Ringwood between Bedford Road and Reilly Street and would like to hear your thoughts.

The proposed improvement works will include the replacement of trees beneath overhead power lines to species that retain more of their natural canopy as well as the construction of a high quality off-road shared user path.

Landscaping

The proposal seeks to replace 23 street trees with up to 81 additional trees. A table of the proposed tree removal and the corresponding replacement is provided below. For further information, please see the Landscape Plan and the Tree Removal Schedule.

Trees to be removedTrees that can be planted
Street Trees18 Desert Ashes (Fraxinus Oxycarpa)
4 Queensland Brush Boxes (Lophostemon Confertus)
1 Narrow Leaf Peppermint (Eucalyptus Radiata)
Up to 58 small-medium street trees
Up to 11 medium street trees
Park TreesNo park trees will be removedUp to 12 medium-large park trees
Total23 trees removedUp to 81 trees planted


It is noted all of the significant sugar gum trees (Eucalyptus cladocalyx) near Bedford Road will be retained.

Most of the trees (22 of the proposed 23) to be removed exhibit heavily modified canopies to meet clearance requirements set by service authorities. The canopy modification impacts the visual appeal and potential long-term stability. The proposed replacement species will be able to retain more of their natural canopy enhancing the streetscape and allows Council to meet service authority clearance requirements. A comparison of some of the existing trees that are proposed for removal and their replacement is provided in the table below.

To provide more consistent spacing between street trees and a broader, more canopied street, the landscape plan also identifies planting opportunities where there are significant gaps between trees under the current arrangement such as the frontages of Greenwood Park, Ringwood Central Tennis Club and Federation Estate.

Shared User Path

The provision of a high quality off-road shared user path on Greenwood Avenue will address a missing link in the cycling network and provide residents and vulnerable users such as student cyclists the highest level of comfort and safety.

There is currently no north-south bicycle link from the Ringwood Metropolitan Activity Centre and Ringwood Station to the Jubilee Park precinct and the surrounding schools (Aquinas College and Great Ryrie Primary School).

The Box Hill to Ringwood Trail currently terminates near the intersection of Bedford Road and Greenwood Avenue, and the proposed future Ringwood to Croydon Trail provides a continuation of the off-road shared user path from this intersection.

Council also has future plans to construct a SUP on Reilly Street and Gardini Avenue in alignment with the Jubilee Park masterplan (shown in blue). The proposed Greenwood Avenue Shared User Path fills a critical missing link.

We envisage the completion of this off-road cycling facility will capture:

  • Student cyclists from Aquinas College and Great Ryrie Primary School who may be less confident riding on-road.
  • Additional recreational cyclists
  • Employees in the RMAC that seek to use the Jubilee Park recreational facilities.

The proposed shared user path will be at least 2.5m wide in accordance with industry guidelines and features one prioritised road crossing across Greenwood Avenue. Raised crossings will be provided along side streets such as Henry Street and Caroline Street to moderate vehicle speeds on approach. The benefit provided by the Greenwood Avenue SUP is recognised by Transport Accident Commission grant funding for the design component. For more information on the design, please see the Greenwood Avenue Functional Layout Plan.

Have your say:

Online: using the make a submission tab below

Mail: Send your written feedback to
The Manager Engineering & Building Services
Maroondah City Council
P.O. Box 156
Ringwood, Vic 3134

Email: maroondah@maroondah.vic.gov.au

Consultation closes Monday 6 December, 2021

For further information on the proposal please contact Council’s Team Leader Traffic & Transportation Engineering on 1300 88 22 33 or 9298 4426.


Council is seeking to undertake a streetscape enhancement of Greenwood Avenue in Ringwood between Bedford Road and Reilly Street and would like to hear your thoughts.

The proposed improvement works will include the replacement of trees beneath overhead power lines to species that retain more of their natural canopy as well as the construction of a high quality off-road shared user path.

Landscaping

The proposal seeks to replace 23 street trees with up to 81 additional trees. A table of the proposed tree removal and the corresponding replacement is provided below. For further information, please see the Landscape Plan and the Tree Removal Schedule.

Trees to be removedTrees that can be planted
Street Trees18 Desert Ashes (Fraxinus Oxycarpa)
4 Queensland Brush Boxes (Lophostemon Confertus)
1 Narrow Leaf Peppermint (Eucalyptus Radiata)
Up to 58 small-medium street trees
Up to 11 medium street trees
Park TreesNo park trees will be removedUp to 12 medium-large park trees
Total23 trees removedUp to 81 trees planted


It is noted all of the significant sugar gum trees (Eucalyptus cladocalyx) near Bedford Road will be retained.

Most of the trees (22 of the proposed 23) to be removed exhibit heavily modified canopies to meet clearance requirements set by service authorities. The canopy modification impacts the visual appeal and potential long-term stability. The proposed replacement species will be able to retain more of their natural canopy enhancing the streetscape and allows Council to meet service authority clearance requirements. A comparison of some of the existing trees that are proposed for removal and their replacement is provided in the table below.

To provide more consistent spacing between street trees and a broader, more canopied street, the landscape plan also identifies planting opportunities where there are significant gaps between trees under the current arrangement such as the frontages of Greenwood Park, Ringwood Central Tennis Club and Federation Estate.

Shared User Path

The provision of a high quality off-road shared user path on Greenwood Avenue will address a missing link in the cycling network and provide residents and vulnerable users such as student cyclists the highest level of comfort and safety.

There is currently no north-south bicycle link from the Ringwood Metropolitan Activity Centre and Ringwood Station to the Jubilee Park precinct and the surrounding schools (Aquinas College and Great Ryrie Primary School).

The Box Hill to Ringwood Trail currently terminates near the intersection of Bedford Road and Greenwood Avenue, and the proposed future Ringwood to Croydon Trail provides a continuation of the off-road shared user path from this intersection.

Council also has future plans to construct a SUP on Reilly Street and Gardini Avenue in alignment with the Jubilee Park masterplan (shown in blue). The proposed Greenwood Avenue Shared User Path fills a critical missing link.

We envisage the completion of this off-road cycling facility will capture:

  • Student cyclists from Aquinas College and Great Ryrie Primary School who may be less confident riding on-road.
  • Additional recreational cyclists
  • Employees in the RMAC that seek to use the Jubilee Park recreational facilities.

The proposed shared user path will be at least 2.5m wide in accordance with industry guidelines and features one prioritised road crossing across Greenwood Avenue. Raised crossings will be provided along side streets such as Henry Street and Caroline Street to moderate vehicle speeds on approach. The benefit provided by the Greenwood Avenue SUP is recognised by Transport Accident Commission grant funding for the design component. For more information on the design, please see the Greenwood Avenue Functional Layout Plan.

Have your say:

Online: using the make a submission tab below

Mail: Send your written feedback to
The Manager Engineering & Building Services
Maroondah City Council
P.O. Box 156
Ringwood, Vic 3134

Email: maroondah@maroondah.vic.gov.au

Consultation closes Monday 6 December, 2021

For further information on the proposal please contact Council’s Team Leader Traffic & Transportation Engineering on 1300 88 22 33 or 9298 4426.