Published 02 March 2021

Updated 2 March 2021

Memorial Drive at Tea Tree Gully will undergo a staged makeover to improve traffic flow, pedestrian access and general liveability and safety.

Learn about stage 1 road and footpath closures  - 6 April to July 2021

Due to the significant historic value for our local veterans, Council is working in consultation with historic advisors, the Tea Tree Gully Returned and Services League (RSL) and Avenues of Honour.

“We’re very supportive of this project and will be working closely with Council to ensure the historical significance of the area is retained,” said Tea Tree Gully RSL sub branch president Malcolm Fergusson.

Stage 1 - 2020-2021 - from 6 April to July 2021

Stage 1, an estimated $1.2 million investment, will see the ageing culvert (under-road bridge) replaced, which has been structurally assessed and determined to be approaching end of life.

The road and footpaths from the culvert to Neale Street will also be replaced.

Some pine trees will be removed as part of the upgrade.

Road and footpath closures - from 6 April to 1 July 2021

Road and footpaths to be closed during stage 1 works, with detours in place. Access to school and residential properties will be available. 

Indicative artist impression of stage 1.


Stage 2 – 2021-2022 (subject to Council approval)

Stage 2 is expected to include roadway, traffic, stormwater and footpath improvements between Neale Street and Tea Tree Gully Memorial Oval. Landscaping for Memorial Drive is planned for stage 2. Replacement trees will be chosen in consultation with the historic advisors and Council biodiversity experts.