MAJOR REVITALISATION BOOST

MAJOR REVITALISATION BOOST

Six town centres in metropolitan Melbourne will receive a revitalisation boost as part of the Victorian Government’s Suburban Revitalisation Program.

As part of the Building Works Stimulus Package, the Program is funding shovel-ready projects in Boronia, Melton, Noble Park, Reservoir, Lilydale and Tarneit.

Each site will receive $500,000 from the state government for local infrastructure projects to improve public space and amenity while supporting local jobs and stimulating local business and community activity.

This investment will play an important role in the coronavirus (COVID-19) recovery.

To kick start the revitalisation of the six Town Centres, the State Government is investing a combined total of $810,000 with a co-contribution from the local governments of $790,000 for the six projects.

The Victorian Government will work with local government and other local stakeholders to explore further opportunities for co-investment in the local areas including future opportunities.

 

Location

Delivery Partner

Project

Project Description

Boronia

Knox City Council

Construction of the Lupton Way Shared Zone

The shared zone will prioritise pedestrians while providing for station pick-up and drop off and loading areas for local shops. An original artwork will be commissioned that improves lighting in Lupton Way.

Melton

Melton City Council

Upgrades to the Melton Courthouse Café

Upgrades will include additional dining space, an outdoor dining area and upgrades to the café kitchen.

Noble Park

City of Greater Dandenong

Upgrades to the all abilities playground

Upgrades will include additional play elements, nine new seats, two picnic tables and other supporting infrastructure.

Reservoir

Darebin City Council

Upgrades to the Olive Street and Edward Street streetscapes and new laneway artwork

The works will include a safer crossing for pedestrians, with new footpath and kerbs, to enhance pedestrian connection to the Reservoir Town Centre, improving local infrastructure and supporting job creation. Surrounding laneways will be given a new lease of life, with artistic line-markings and temporary artwork created in partnership with young people.

Lilydale

Yarra Ranges Shire

A new community garden and gathering space on Main Street, adjacent Bunnings

The project will include a new vegetable garden, fruit trees, seating, work bench, storage areas, water supply and public art.

Tarneit

Wyndham City Council

A new mural and wayfinding bollards

The new mural will be located on the side wall of Tarneit Gardens Shopping Centre. The new wayfinding bollards will provide better access between areas of interest, including the Penrose Community Centre.

Page last updated: 21/09/20