Moe Rail Precinct Revitalisation Project
The project purpose
George and Moore Streets in Moe have been selected as the site for a major redevelopment to rejuvenate Moe. The proposed design will create an attractive, safe and lively precinct in the Moe town centre. The Moe Activity Centre Plan has been identified by Latrobe City Council and the State Government as a regional project of strategic significance with the potential to reinvigorate the Moe town centre, establishing it as a vibrant, dynamic and welcoming centre through implementation of the projects contained within the plan.
Detailed Design (Building and Landscape)
Fibre Optic Relocation
Moore Street Shared Zone
Moe rest station
Construction of Public Building
Recreational public open space
The design includes a new Civic Centre incorporating a Council Service Centre, a new library, community meeting rooms and a café; a Civic Plaza, pedestrian shared zone, bus interchange, taxi ranks, car parking and public toilets.
A range of attractive and safe landscaped open spaces will include a youth precinct with a state of the art skate park, green roof, children’s play area, picnic and barbecue area, terraced lawns, shade trees and public seating.
Detail Designer: Francis Jones Morehen Thorpe & TCL
Funding Bodies: Federal Government, State Government, Latrobe City Council
Moe Rest Station
Public toilets, bus/taxi shelter, town clock and landscaping
The new public toilets and bus/taxi shelter will provide unisex and accessible public amenities with baby change facilities. The town clock will provide a focal point within the new civic precinct. Both are located close to the proposed youth precinct which will have a range of facilities to encourage use by all ages and is close to the proposed picnic and barbecue areas.
Moe Underground Power Lines
Will enhance the appearance of George Street
The relocation of existing overhead power lines in George Street, between Anzac Street and Saviges Road, is being undertaken as part of the Moe Activity Centre Plan. The power lines will be put underground and existing street lighting will be replaced with modern light posts, outreach arms and lights.
Works are planned to commence in November and end mid 2013.
The works to underground the Powerlines will require significant road works and may disrupt traffic flows during some periods. Council will work to ensure that any disruptions are minimised with alternative routes and parking areas being clearly designated for the community.
Source -Latrobe City Website 14/11/2012