Media release: Have your say - Potential road closure at Tunstall Square to create a public plaza

1 Mar 2016
Vibrant and Prosperous Economy

Manningham Council is considering the closure of the road formerly known as Shaw Street at Tunstall Square in Doncaster East, to facilitate the creation of a public plaza area at the shopping centre and is inviting comments from the community.

From Thursday 3 March to Wednesday 13 April, community members are invited to have their say about the potential closure, which is an action of the Tunstall Square Structure Plan 2015, to provide an open space area and opportunity for people to meet and congregate.

To demonstrate the possibilities of a public plaza space, the roadway will be temporarily closed to traffic for two weeks during this period, from Monday 7 March to Monday 21 March. 

An event is also scheduled for Saturday 12 March from 10.00 am to 2.00 pm to showcase the possibilities within the space and will include games, face painting and a free barbecue. 

Manningham Mayor, Cr Jennifer Yang, said a public plaza space could be a great addition to Tunstall Square for shoppers, visitors and traders, offering them a place to meet and enjoy the centre. 

“It is anticipated that the proposed public plaza space will support local businesses by attracting more visitors to Tunstall Square and encouraging shoppers to stay longer and enjoy what the centre has to offer. 

“I encourage local residents and traders to get involved and have their say on the potential closure of the former Shaw Street and the creation of a public plaza space.”

Submissions must be in writing and can be made online at or by mail to The Manager, Engineering and Technical Services, Manningham City Council, PO Box 1, Doncaster, Victoria 3108.
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