Tuesday 12 September 2017
Maffra’s streetscape will receive a $2.25 million facelift from Wellington Shire Council.
Council is currently developing draft plans and is seeking feedback from the community in relation to a number of aspects of the Maffra Streetscape project. This will influence outcomes related to parking, the pedestrian crossing, treatment styles, in addition to other elements of the project.
“It is important to have an attractive main street to make a town a more vibrant and positive place to be. It helps to attract newcomers to an area, promotes a more active commercial centre and can encourage new business,” says Wellington Shire Council Mayor Carolyn Crossley.
“I would encourage members of the community to come along to one of our drop-in sessions to learn more about the project and complete the survey so that we receive their comments and feedback to inform the development of the plan.”
The works will take place between Foster and Thompson Streets including areas in Pearson Street adjacent to the Post Office and IGA, and in Foster Street adjacent to the hall.
The redevelopment includes replacing path paving, kerb and channelling, improvements to the central pedestrian crossing, landscaping and other streetscape elements such as furniture, bins and wayfinding signage. The existing trees will not be removed.
Council is hosting two drop-in sessions on Tuesday 19 September from 10am to 1pm and Saturday 23 September from 10am to 12pm in the vicinity of the Rotunda opposite Pearson Street. Staff will be on hand to answer any questions and provide information on the project.
Feedback can be provided by completing an online survey on Council’s website. The survey will be available to complete from Tuesday 19 September until 5pm on Tuesday 17 October.
Council is also meeting with representatives of the Maffra Business and Tourism Association and other key stakeholders to receive input into the project.
A tender process will be undertaken early in 2018 with the works expected to commence mid-2018 taking approximately 12 months to complete.
If you require further information, please contact a member of the Built and Natural Environment Team on 1300 366 244.