Carpark construction ready to start
The Cowes Transit Centre's all day carpark project is set to start in early February. The project, which will see the construction of 123 new parking bays, will take around 10 months.
The carpark will include 115 all day parking bays, two electric vehicles charging points and six accessible parking bays, located behind the Cowes Cultural and Community Centre.
Bass Coast Mayor, Cr Brett Tessari said Council's Cowes Activity Centre Plan 2015 identified three key projects for the revitalisation of Cowes.
"These key projects are the Cowes Jetty Triangle and Piazza Redevelopment, completed in November 2018, the Cowes Cultural and Community Centre and the Cowes Transit Centre and all day carpark," Cr Tessari said.
"The $2.4 million Cowes Transit Centre project is part of Council's adopted 2018/19 Capital Works program. Council is contributing $1.4 million to the project. Regional Development Victoria is providing $900,000 and Changing Places Victoria is providing the remaining $100,000."
The existing unsealed carpark will be closed and parking will be limited in the area, for the duration of the project.
For the Cowes Cultural and Community Centre, parking is available in the streets surrounding the facility. Rear access to the Phillip Island Library and its after-hours return slot will still be available. The Library will be best accessed from Thompson Avenue. Phillip Island Community Adult Learning (PICAL) will be accessible from Church Street. There is all day parking available on Church Street and PICAL will make its driveway area available for mobility scooters. There are also other all day parking options in Cowes.