Yambil Street Upgrade

The Yambil Street Upgrade is a signature CBD project which will set the standard for future upgrades and beautification of the Griffith CBD precinct.  

The full length of Yambil Street is being upgraded in 3 stages. Jondaryan Avenue to Kooyoo Street was Stage 1 and has been completed. This stage saw both side of Yambil Street refurbished with new water mains, stormwater drainage, road pavement, street lighting, median parking, kerb and gutters, footpaths rebuilt and landscaping. Kooyoo Street to Ulong Street is Stage 2 and is due to be completed late September 2020. Stage 3 is from Ulong Street to Daines Street and Stage 4 is from Daines Street to Kookora Street. Each stage will take approximately 40 weeks to complete. 

Yambil Street Stage 2 – Kooyoo Street to Ulong Street – Southern Side - NO ACCESS ACROSS CONSTRUCTION SITE

Work on the final layer of road base commenced late last week and will continue for approximately 2 weeks.

As grading and compaction of this road base occurs, and until the asphalt is installed, there will be NO pedestrian walkway through the site from the southern side to the northern side. This is to ensure the safety of pedestrians and onsite workers as this work involves very large heavy machinery which are constantly moving across the entire site.

Footpaths on the northern and southern side are now open and available to all business entrances. Pedestrians requiring access to the southern side footpath will need to do so via the entries at Kooyoo Street or Ulong Street.  


Yambil Street Stage 2 Upgrade – Southern Side 

Please be advised that sections of the southern side temporary footpath will be closed and will be unavailable from Wednesday 22 April 2020 to allow for excavating and the placement of water mains and stormwater pipes in front of businesses.

This work will commence from Summit Employment & Training (86 Yambil Street) to Fletchers Financial (94 Yambil Street) on Wednesday 22 April 2020 for several days, then continue west towards Ulong Street in stages so as to limit the inconvenience to businesses and pedestrians.

Arrows in the diagram are for illustrative purpose only and do not indicate proposed stages of work. This information will be provided as it becomes available.

Stage 2 of the Yambil Street redevelopment is now underway in Griffith

As part of these works, Griffith City Council would like to advise that Yambil Street between Kooyoo Street and Ulong Street will be closed from Wednesday 13 November 2019 with an esimated completion of end of August 2020.

The northern side of Yambil Street (Griff Hotel side) will be upgraded first and the southern side will be open for traffic for the first half of the upgrade.

Detours around the worksite will be available and access for pedestrians will be provided.

A public information session, held Wednesday 6 November 2019 at the Griffith Exies Club, provided around 40 interested residents an update on the work completed to date and future works.

Information presented at the meeting on Wednesday 6 November 2019 is available here Stage 2 Yambil Street Upgrade - Community Consultation

All works are subject to weather, and Council will continue to keep businesses and the community informed as works progress.

Griffith City Council rolled out the Yambil Street Upgrade (Stage One) in October 2018 as the first project prioritised from the Griffith CBD Strategy. 

The Yambil Street Upgrade is an exciting project which will rejuvenate an important street in Griffith's city centre.  The project has replaced aging infrastructure and a deteriorating road pavement and is establishing a street tree boulevard with adequate seating and bins along a new footpath pavement. 

The project is fully funded by Griffith City Council, showing a commitment to implement the recommendations listed in the Griffith CBD Strategy.

Before and after:

Yambil Street Stage 2 Upgrade: Please be advised that kerb and gutter construction on the northern side of Yambil Street Stage 2 will begin Thursday 9 January 2020.

Footpath construction will commence week of Monday 13 January 2020 and will start from the Griffith Hotel corner of  Yambil and Kooyoo Street heading towards Ulong Street (as shown in red on the diagram below).

At this stage only the Griffith Hotel will be affected the week commencing Monday 13 January 2020. Other businesses will be notified as the works progress. Excavation will be done in sections so as to limit inconvenience to businesses and pedestrian access will be maintained during construction. A more detailed schedule will be provided when available. 

Parking: Please be advised Parking Restrictions are now enforced in Yambil Street. Motorists must obey the signage. Please do not park across driveways. There will be unrestricted parking from the Council car park (Next to GB’s Sports) to Kookora Street during this time.