Indigenous artwork transforming green space on Cranbourne-Frankston Road

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Five Indigenous artwork panels have been unveiled recently in the transformed green space on Cranbourne-Frankston Road.

The panels have been created by Bunurong artist Adam Magennis as part of the Hall Road Upgrade, which is set to finish major construction in early March this year.

Each of the 5 designs, designed to naturally weather and rust on the surface, is based on sketches of native flora by Magennis, before they were brought to life in partnership with local businesses Nuttshell Graphics and Western Port Laser Cutting.

Over the next 12 months, Magennis will return to the green space to paint the panels’ shadows onto the adjacent path, highlighting the different seasons in accordance with the Bunurong calendar, further adding to the artwork’s impact. These paintings will indicate where the sun sits during the seasons of the traditional owners of the land.

The Upgrade will also feature more of Magennis’ artwork at a newly installed rest area between Edinburgh Drive and Taylors Road along the new shared walking and cycling path. These pieces, sitting on top of the hill on Hall Road, will be installed after major works are completed in March.

Major Road Projects Victoria’s support of Indigenous employment and businesses is a major part of our Program Delivery Approach (PDA), which ensures all MRPV construction partners meet social procurement requirements to support Indigenous businesses, social enterprises, and jobseekers from across Victoria.

The Hall Road Upgrade is on the home stretch of construction, having completed 3 of 4 planned major intersection upgrades across Cranbourne West and Carrum Downs so far.

Traffic lights have been installed at McCormicks Road, Western Port Highway, and the newly aligned Evans and Cranbourne-Frankston roads to add capacity, improve traffic flow and create safer journeys for motorists and pedestrians travelling through Carrum Downs and Cranbourne.

The project’s next major milestone will be the opening of 2 new traffic lanes along Hall Road between McCormicks Road and Western Port Highway, creating 2 lanes of traffic each way on this section. The project will also reopen Taylors Road with a new intersection with traffic lights after an extensive rebuild to accommodate additional drainage.

The Hall Road Upgrade works in unison with other completed and ongoing Victoria Big Build projects, such as the Lathams Road, Narre Warren-Cranbourne Road, Western Port Highway and Thompsons Road Upgrades to improve infrastructure for the rapidly expanding south-east region.

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