Community engagement is open on draft plans to beautify and improve the Murradoc Road shopping strip in St Leonards.
The City has set aside $400,428 for the upgrades, which will improve the safety, usability and overall look of the trading precinct and attract more visitors.
Works will include drainage improvements, street furniture, garden beds, bike racks, a new information tourist sign and noticeboard, toilet area clean up and pedestrian
Residents, traders and community groups are encouraged to have their say by Monday 16 December on the Have Your Say page.
The City is also holding two community consultation drop-in sessions:
Wednesday 27 November
- 10.00am – 12.00pm - Memorial Hall, 1342 Murradoc Rd, St Leonards
Thursday 28 November
- 5.30pm – 7.30pm - Community Centre, 3/1377 Murradoc Road (corner Blanche Street), St Leonards
A summary of feedback will be provided to participants in February 2020 and construction work is expected to begin in March.
Mayor Stephanie Asher - Bellarine Ward
Cr Jim Mason, Cr Trent Sullivan and I have been advocating for this project since we were elected to the Bellarine ward, after community feedback.
This will be a terrific outcome for traders, community members and visitors and hopefully provide a boost to the local economy.
Councillor Jim Mason - Bellarine Ward
The shopping strip needs a bit of love and I look forward to seeing the eventual improvements in safety, accessibility and the general look and feel of the precinct.
This project will also promote sustainable water use by directing stormwater to the street trees and garden beds, which will in turn reduce the amount of stormwater going into the bay.
Councillor Trent Sullivan - Bellarine Ward
These works will assist the local economy by making the precinct a more inviting place to spend time and shop.
We welcome everybody’s feedback on this important project for St Leonards. The community can view the draft plans on the Have Your Say page.