| Construction start date
|| 15 January 2018
| Project completion
|| May/June 2019 (expected) car park
September/October 2019 (expected) urban parkland
|| Kane Constructions
| Hours of work
|| 7am to 8pm | Monday to Friday
8am to 8pm | Saturday
| Contractor contact
|| P: 0478 808 737
| Trader meetings
|| Next meeting
Monday 26 November 2pm to 3pm
Prahran Town Hall (enter off Greville Street)
Expressions of Interest – Cato Square retail leasing opportunities
Contract No. T19019 – Lease of Cato Square northern tenancies
Expressions of Interest (EOIs) are invited from professional and highly capable food and beverage operators for two retail leasing opportunities at the northern end of the Cato Square urban park.
The initial contract term is for up to 10 years for tenancy one and seven years for tenancy two.
EOI documentation is only be available for inspection and download from the City of Stonnington’s eProcurement TenderLink website
Submissions close 12 noon, Monday 10 December 2018.
Late submissions will not be accepted.
EOIs must be lodged via the TenderLink website. They will not be accepted by facsimile, mail or any other means.
Cato Street and Izett Street - Road closures 19-23 November
Izett Street - Wednesday 21 and Friday 23 November
Izett Street will be closed between Wattle and Chatham streets on Wednesday 21 and Friday 23 November. The street will close in advance of the concrete pumping start time of 7am to allow for set-up of the concrete pump and mobile crane.
Concrete pumping will be carried out from 7am to 5.30pm.
The Woolworths car park will be accessible from the Commercial Road end, and pedestrian and local trader access will be maintained at all times.
Cato Street - Tuesday 20 November
Cato Street will be closed between Wattle and Chatham streets on Tuesday 20 November. The street will close in advance of the concrete pumping start time of 7am to allow for set-up of the concrete pump and mobile crane.
Concrete pumping will be carried out from 7am to 5.30pm.
Pedestrian and local trader access will be maintained at all times.
While will will endeavour to comply by the dates and times stated above, some late changes to the program may be necessary. If this occurs, Kane Constructions will make ever effort to provide you advance notice of the change.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
Cato Street - Street improvement works
Street improvement works to the section of Cato Street between Commercial Road and Wattle Street commenced on Monday 24 September. The improvement works include new footpaths, kerbing and road pavement.
Cato Street will remain open throughout the works, and vehicle and pedestrian access will be maintained.
To maintain access works will be carried out on one side of the street at a time. At the end of the stage, the street will close for several hours to apply the final bitumen seal.
This Cato Street (Commercial to Wattle) stage is expected to take 6-8 weeks to complete.
29 October: Construction update - Works period 01/11/2018 - 30/11/2018(PDF, 440KB)
24 September: Construction update - Works period 01/10/2018 - 31/10/2018(PDF, 293KB)
21 August: Construction update - Works period 01/09/2018 - 30/09/2018(PDF, 548KB)
16 July: Construction update - Works period 01/08/2018 - 31/08/2018(PDF, 691KB)
20 June: Construction update - Works period 01/07/2018 - 31/07/2018(PDF, 652KB)
25 May: Construction update - Works period 01/06/2018 - 30/06/2018
26 April: Construction update - Works period 01/05/2018 - 31/05/2018
23 March: Construction update - Works period 01/04/2018 - 30/04/2018
27 February: Construction update - Works period 01/03/2018 - 31/03/2018
7 February: Construction update - Works period 05/02/2018 - 28/02/2018
29 January: Construction update - Works period 29/01/2018 - 10/02/2018
19 January: Construction update - Works period 22/01/2018 - 03/02/2018
12 January: Construction update - Works period 15/01/2018 - 25/01/2018
View the car parking during construction page for information on parking options in and around the site.
Streetscape improvement works
Commencing in mid to late 2018 the street surrounding Cato Square will be subject to improvement works, to complement the project.
When complete, changes to pedestrian and traffic flow will occur on streets adjacent to Cato Square:
- Wattle Street adjacent to the square to be pedestrian only
- Cato Street adjacent to the square to become a shared zone, with pedestrian priority and access for business deliveries
- Chatham Street widened to accommodate on street parking, and remain open to two-way traffic
- Izett Street widened to accommodate entry to underground car park, and remain open to two-way traffic; and
- Wattle Street between Cato and Chapel street converted to one-way traffic, east bound.
These works will require some short term road closures. Kane Constructions will work with traders to minimise impact and maintain access for deliveries.
Construction schedules will be relayed to traders as soon as available.
Small Business Mentoring Services
Council has partnered with Small Business Mentoring Services (SBMS) for the duration of the project.
SBMS are an experienced mentoring service who have worked extensively with small businesses during level crossing removal projects across Melbourne.
Businesses in the precinct have the opportunity to enter into a tailored SBMS mentoring program, and can access three sessions with an experienced SBMS mentor. Mentoring sessions with SBMS are private, held with experienced business people and are designed to help with:
- planning how your business can maximise opportunities pre, during and post construction
- marketing to maintain and grow your customer base during and post construction
- staff issues
- financial concerns and opportunities
- business development and working through periods of potential disruption
- maximising business opportunities post construction.
To book mentoring visit the Small Business Mentoring Service website and use the voucher code STONNCATO3
Pre-construction trader updates
In the lead up to construction updates were distributed to traders and businesses in the Cato Street precinct: