Bowen Street is a key road located in Cardwell. The Cardwell community has been providing feedback to Council that Bowen Street requires upgrades and feedback from the community will help shape the final design.

Community consultation has now closed!

After receiving input from the community regarding the proposed plan, Council will proceed to secure funding for the construction phase, using the finalised design. In the draft FY23/24 Council budget*, Council has a proposed budget allocation of $300,000 for preliminary activities, including service relocations. The scope of these works will be aligned to the first major stage of the project between Liverpool and Brasenose Streets.

Currently, the existing bitumen seal width varies from 6.5 metres at the Liverpool St end and 4.0 metres at the Dalrymple St end and does not provide a consistent driver experience. The Bowen Street upgrade will enhance road user experience, improve residential amenity, improve road condition, reduce ongoing maintenance costs and cater for future growth of the area.

Council has previously undertaken planning activities for Bowen Street; however, these plans did not progress previously due to budgetary considerations and prioritisation of Balliol St works. This draft design provides value for money and is intended to reduce ongoing maintenance costs.

Details of the project are as follows:

  • Widening of the existing bitumen seal to 7.0 metres from Liverpool Street to Dalrymple Street, approximately 1200 metres long.
  • Improve drainage with the installation of a roadside drain on the western side of the road and associated underground drainage.
  • Driveway accesses to the residences will be sealed to the property boundary.
  • Amenity improvements - planting of street trees, landscaped islands and refurbished line marking.

An update will be provided to the community once consultation closes.

Council is committed to keeping the community informed during project milestones. Updates will be sent out via email to interested stakeholders throughout the project. To join this mailing list, please register on the form to the right of this page.