Completion of Madden Avenue works provide more trees and more parking
Published on 04 August 2018
Council is putting the final touches to one of the biggest upgrades to Madden Avenue ever undertaken in the busy road’s history.
The two-stage project has seen the reconstruction and resealing of Madden Avenue between Ninth and Eleventh Street over the past two years, with the most recent works focused on the strip between Tenth and Eleventh Streets.
As part of the latest works the centre median was removed and existing parallel parking replaced with angle parking, ensuring a consistent approach along the entire length of Madden Avenue.
This has resulted in a net gain of about 20 additional car parking spaces between Ninth and Eleventh Streets.
Trees removed from the centre median along this stretch of road have been replaced with additional trees between Ninth and Eleventh Streets, providing an increase of about seven trees.
Council Chief Executive Officer Gerard José said the increase in both car parking spaces and trees would improve the overall amenity of one of Mildura’s busiest roads.
“Whether its local businesses and clubs along Madden Avenue or residents, I’m sure they’d all agree more parking and more greenery can only be a good thing,” Mr José said.
“We must also remember the new roundabout that went in at the intersection of Madden Avenue and Ninth Street, which has improved safety significantly, as well as making the intersection easier to negotiate.”
Mr José said that as part of the fresh tree-planting program along Madden Avenue, root barriers and correct watering and maintenance regimes have been put into place, which will ultimately result in a much greener and more shaded streetscape than the one it replaces for many years to come.
“These works will provide a noticeable improvement to the amenity of this area, and importantly reduce the impact on the road pavement due to the planning that has gone into how and where these new trees have been planted,” he said.
The Madden Avenue upgrade project was funded through the Australian Government’s Roads to Recovery program.
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