This project is a continuation of Wellington Shire Council’s work to revitalise the municipalities main streets and CBD precincts, made possible through Federal Government funding.
A major part of this project is in the installation of traffic signals at the McDonald's intersection, taking into consideration:
Council will continue to monitor the operation of the McDonalds drive through post installation of traffic signals.
Construction of new traffic signals will:
Above: image 1 - an example of central treatment finish, image 2 - an example of treatment finish, image 3 - an example of centre median lighting.
The streetscape works between Foster and Macalister Streets and Stawell and Raglan Streets will match the works already completed in Foster and Macarthur Streets, Sale. The works between Macalister and Stawell Streets will match works in Raymond Street, Sale and Johnson Street, Maffra. All streetscape works will have the same look and feel as the recent upgrades in the CBDs of Yarram, Rosedale, Maffra and the outer York Street areas.
Council has worked with Landscape Architects to enhance the precinct, aiming to encourage traffic to stop and explore the Sale CBD.
An avenue of large canopy trees (Angophora costata) will line the streets in this section, with visually pleasing impact trees (Brachychiton populneus) to be planted at the main intersections of Macalister Street, Cunninghame Street and Macarthur Street. The existing poorly performing trees and grass in the median strips will be replaced with the palm Livastona australis which grows naturally in East Gippsland, along with a tapestry of small shrubs and ground covers.
Key features of the landscaping include:
The streetscape works in the outer areas are expected to commence in October 2021, with Council staff already engaging with adjoining businesses
New landscaping to be planted at the Cunninghame Street intersection.
Federal Government - $10.1 million/$1.58 million
Wellington Shire Council - $1.17 million
Regional Roads Victoria - $0.25 million
The streetscape project is divided into 3 sections;
South Section: Commencement date: October 2021 - Completion Date: December 2021
North Section: Commencement date: February 2022 - Completion Date: Jun 2022
Centre Section: Commencement date: May 2022 - Completion Date: December 2022