Laneway Upgrades and Greening

  • Project scheduleJuly 2023 - January 2024

At the Town of Cambridge Ordinary Council Meeting, held on 27 September 2022, the administration provided Council with information on alternative treatments for upgrading laneways in Wembley, by considering planting of trees and vegetation with a centralised bitumen surface.

Council approved the allocation of $530,000 from the Area Improvement Reserves fund for the upgrade of Yates Lane, Lund Lane, O’Hara Lane, Spear Lane, and Rogers Lane in the 2022/2023 Budget. A copy of the report (CR22.82) can be found here

The upgrading and ‘greening’ of laneways will involve several sustainability initiatives including recycled construction materials, waterwise plants, a sustainable drainage system and cooling red asphalt.

  1. Lund Lane
  2. O’Hara Lane
  3. Rogers Lane
  4. Spear Lane
  5. Yates Lane

Scope Details

The works will involve:

  • Tree and vegetation planting
  • Excavation of the existing laneway to a depth of 300mm
  • Installation of a new road pavement with a red asphalt overlay
  • Upgrade of nominated crossovers
  • Supply and installation of new drainage infrastructure (soakwells) and associated drainage works.
  • Supply and installation of concrete kerbing.

Current Status

The Town concluded the community consultation on 18 August 2023. The design plans are being finalised to reflect the community’s feedback.

Next Stage

Following the completion of the design plans, the Town will issue these to civil contractors to schedule the works. This will involve the staging of the works to minimise the impacts on the community.

What to Expect During the Works

Due to the nature of the work, it is expected that sections of the laneway will be left unsealed and open to traffic periodically. This may increase dust and noise in the immediate work area. It is an unavoidable consequence of the nature of this work. Adequate measures will be in place to minimise the impact.

Laneway Closures and Detours

Local residents will be notified by letter prior to the commencement of the construction works.

Please refer back to this webpage for future updates.