Opening of main road into Jindalee estate a ‘project milestone’

 A computer generated image of one of the streetscapes in stage 1 at Jindee.
A computer image showing the design for the park, currently being constructed and due for completion in October.
A computer generated image of one of the streetscapes in stage 1 at Jindee. A computer image showing the design for the park, currently being constructed and due for completion in October.

THE opening of the main road into Jindalee’s Jindee Estate from Marmion Avenue is a project milestone, the developers say.

The road, which opened in early August, runs through the middle of the development and is called Oceania Avenue to suit its views of the coast.

Jindee spokeswoman Nicola Phillips said it was “terrific” to finally allow the public into Jindee to see the coastal village vision developers had worked for a decade-and-a-half.

The first of the Tipuana tipu, or rosewood, trees have been planted as part of initial landscaping works, which Mrs Phillips said would “form a shaded cathedral down the main avenue”.

“This species of tree has been carefully selected to provide shade and encourage people to walk and ride through the coastal village rather than drive,” she said.

“Once initial landscaping has been completed part of our vision for letting the natural environment take the lead will then really start to emerge.”

Full landscaping works are expected to be finished in about eight weeks, including the opening of public parkland featuring a 7m tall, ‘porch style’ swing.

A community fun day is planned to celebrate the park opening in October.

Other landscaping and design features will include rear garages used on all houses to allow for three times more street trees than most other developments.

Verges will be dressed with various coloured ground covers and planted with trees, while laneways will have landscaping, and pedestrian walkways will be ‘reinvented’ through landscaping treatments and design.

The opening of the road involved changes to lanes at the traffic signals on Marmion Avenue, with westbound cars on Butler Boulevard now only able to turn right from the right-hand lane.