Wodonga’s CBA Revitalisation Project
Victoria | Regional
The Shire of Augusta-Margaret River understands the importance of an inviting town centre and a pedestrian friendly main street to the health and wellbeing of the community. As part of the strategic Margaret River SuperTown Growth Plan for 2035, the Shire seeks to rejuvenate the town centre of Margaret River. The main street redevelopment focuses on the quality of the public realm of Bussell Highway as it passes through the town.
The objective is to relocate heavy vehicles and high-speed commuters away from the centre of town and encourage increased pedestrian movement along a safer main street. The design integrates best practice water sensitive urban design techniques with new hard landscaping, paving, seats, benches and street trees to improve pedestrian amenity. Lighting will provide improved safety levels for those using the main street.
There have been challenges that the design of the main street has successfully addressed. These challenges have been met through comprehensive collaboration with the relevant stakeholders before establishing design outcomes. At the southern gateway to the main street, the existing park will be upgraded to provide shelters, additional paths and links to the main street. At the northern gateway is an area of natural bushland linking to the river and opportunities for mountain biking to the north-west.
Consultation resulted in the main street redevelopment plan specifically identifying the following design initiatives:
The Shire will continue to develop and adopt planning policies and provisions to support the long term vision established by the main street redevelopment plan.
Approximately $8.29 million. The Shire will receive $5.49 million from Royalties for Regions funding and will contribute $2 million funded through the sale of Shire land.