Thank for your patience to those encountering the hive of construction activity outside our Administration Office, as work by Eaton Fair on transforming the Eaton Town Centre gets underway.
What you are seeing at the moment is Stage One in a series of improvements which will take place over the next three months to realign and reconstruct Council Drive.
Stage one has involved closure of a short section of Council Drive in front of our Administration Centre to build a new carpark access – as marked in orange on the below map.
Anyone wanting to visit us can still access our carpark via Recreation Drive by following the detour signs in place.
Users of the Eaton Football Pavilion and Glen Huon Playground have also been able to access via Recreation Drive.
Eaton Fair contractors APH have advised this Stage One will be completed within the next two weeks.
This will include completion of:
- Drainage, electrical work and paving adjacent to Hogs Breath Café
- Installation of drainage and electrical conduit in car park area adjacent to Small’s Bar
Stage 2 will see the new western access to our Administration Centre carpark opened with the focus of construction work moving to realignment of the road to the north.
Stage 2 will also include a temporary new access to the Football Pavilion from the Recreation Drive (or southern) end of the carpark.
Dardanup Shire President Mick Bennett said Eaton Fair, its contractors and Shire Staff were all working together to ensure the period of interruption to usual traffic flows was completed as quickly and as efficiently as possible, while ensuring easy access to community facilities in the area is maintained.
“Please exercise additional caution when driving or walking through the affected areas and stay tuned via our website and Facebook page for rolling updates,” Cr Bennett said.
These changes to Council Drive will be an important stepping stone towards delivering the improvements set out under the Eaton Fair Activity Centre Plan approved by Council in 2017 and subsequently endorsed by the WA Planning Commission.