Little Bourke St will be closed to traffic between Russell St and all of Waratah Place for 11 weeks from August as part of CitiPower’s CBD upgrades to the electricity network.
Speaking at an East Enders resident group meeting on June 18, CitiPower and Powercor stakeholder engagement manager for major projects Kellie Wilson said that the area would be closed for piling and underground cabling works.
“We’ll be closing Little Bourke St between the Chinese monument from Russell St and through Waratah Place for a period of 11 weeks so it’s significant,” Ms Wilson said. “We’ll be encouraging people travelling across the city instead of using Little Bourke to take Lonsdale St.”
“The one thing that we’re really conscious of is that these businesses remain alive and are able to sustain their patronage so we’re working closely with them in that area.”
The area will still be open to pedestrians, while traffic to Little Bourke St will be diverted via Heffernan Lane. The closure is due to start from August 9. For updates: facebook.com/citipower.powercor