Try a new way

A new-look section of Tanderrum Way has opened to boost the heart of Hume’s civic precinct.

Hume Mayor, Councillor Adem Atmaca, encouraged everyone to explore the revamped streetscape which extends between Pascoe Vale Road and Pearcedale Parade, in Broadmeadows.

“Tanderrum Way has never looked better and I’m sure it will impress the thousands of people who take advantage of the street virtually every day,” Cr Atmaca said.

“The road is much safer and easier for pedestrians to navigate, because we’ve widened footpaths on both sides and installed a number of new, stainless steel seats.

“Council has also raised pedestrian crossings to assist people to walk between the civic buildings in the south and the shopping centre in the north.”

Buses have returned to this part of Tanderrum Way and passengers can now wait in modern and recently-fitted bus shelters.

The street accommodates a number of bus routes and has been designed to reduce conflict between cars and buses.

Cr Atmaca said people who visited the precinct would be able to appreciate many interesting plants.

“Hume City Council has planted a variety of trees that will offer shade in our hottest months,” he said.

“The area is now home to Spotted Gum, Chinese Elm and Iron Bark trees, as well as shrubs such as Yellow Buttons, Dwarf Rosemary and Swamp Foxtail Grass.

“The plants give our civic precinct more colour, and deliver a welcoming atmosphere for visitors to The Age Library and the Hume Global Learning Centre – Broadmeadows.”

Hume City Council has installed new street lights along Tanderrum Way to ensure the area is well-lit at night.

Cr Atmaca thanked residents, bus operators, shopping centre management and customers, and other users of the road for their patience during construction.

“We relocated bus stops temporarily while workers prepared the new road, and also diverted car traffic,” he said.

“Hume City Council appreciates the support our residents offered throughout the upgrade.”

The improved section builds on a project completed in May 2010 that reconstructed Tanderrum Way between Pearcedale Parade and Dimboola Road.

A major highlight of this project was a stormwater design that channelled run-off to trees and rain gardens.

Cr Atmaca thanked everyone who has helped to produce the revamped streetscape of Tanderrum Way.

“Many people have worked hard on this project, and I sincerely appreciate the efforts of our designers, engineers and construction workers,” he said.

The project has been funded by both Hume City Council and the Victorian Government, which contributed $2.1 million.

Posted on 12:00 AM, 21 September 2015

Updated : 1:51 PM, 21 September 2015

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