New Piazza step closer to reality

October 23, 2018 by  

A design has been unveiled and a builder appointed for the construction of a $2.9 million public piazza in Mentone, near Braeside.

The City of Kingston recently approved the project which is set to deliver a new community hub that will also showcase Kilbreda Tower which (now known as Kilbreda College) began as a coffee palace in the late 1800s and has since been the focus of promotional postcard and brochure printing.

It is hoped the new piazza will also assist in boosting the shopping precinct. Kingston Mayor Steve Staikos believes that once complete, the new piazza will be a major benefit to the area saying:

“This design sets out a bold new plan for Mentone that will celebrate the area’s historic village atmosphere, create a new town piazza, improve safety and revitalise the retail precinct.”

He said that the council had liaised closely with local businesses to ensure the project would not only create a welcoming space but also improve links within the CBD as well. According to the Mayor, the piazza is among a number of Mentone Renaissance projects being executed to help improve the local shopping precinct.

Completed projects have also included the creation of a roundabout at Florence and Davies streets, and traffic lights at the Balcombe Road and Davies Street intersection.

Work on the piazza is set to begin within the next few months. Further information is available on the City of Kingston website.