Footpath construction: Blackburn Road service road, Doncaster East

26 May 2023
Liveable Places and Spaces Doncaster East

Connecting our community through safe footpaths is one of the ways we’re building a better Manningham.

As part of our 2023-24 Capital Works Program, we’re delivering some upgrades to improve safety and accessibility on Blackburn Road Road Service Road in Doncaster East.

The project will include the following upgrades:

  • a 1.2-metre-wide concrete footpath
  • enhancements to the existing car park in front of Beverley Hills Primary School.
  • a new underground drainage network to improve stormwater management.
  • a concrete kerb along the roadside to complement the new footpath.
  • asphalt resurfacing in front of properties 39 to 47.
  • a new sleeper retaining wall in various locations.

Where is it?

These works will be along the western side of the Blackburn Road Road Service Road, between Maxia Road and the Blackburn Road school, crossing to the north.


A satellite view map with line markings showing the location of the proposed footpath along Blackburn Road service road, Doncaster East


Why is the footpath needed?

The footpath works will improve pedestrian and traffic safety around the Beverly Hills Primary School, and the new underground drainage system will provide the residential properties with a formal point of discharge.


When will the works happen?

These works will likely commence during the school holidays in March 2024. The works will take around one month to complete, subject to weather conditions. 


How will the works affect me?

Once works begin, please allow extra time for travelling safely through the area and follow directions indicated by signage and traffic controllers.

Sometimes, work will take place directly in the driveways of residential properties and within the road carriageway. At these times, there may be temporary disruptions to vehicle property access. Pedestrian access to properties will be maintained for the duration of the project.

We will contact residents and the school directly to discuss timing and disruptions closer to construction beginning.

We'll make every effort to reduce any inconvenience caused by these works, including scheduling the majority of the works to occur during the school holidays.

Thank you for your patience while we work to improve the roads, drains and footpaths in this area.



If you have any questions about these works or our footpaths program, contact us.