St Leonards will soon be a more attractive destination for locals and visitors, with stage one of streetscape improvements in the seaside town’s main shopping precinct now underway.
The City of Greater Geelong with the support of VicRoads is investing $40,000 to seal a gravel parking area, improve drainage and build new kerb and channel on the north side of Murradoc Road west of Blanche Street.
These works are expected to be finished by mid-June.
Stage two of the project will see further upgrades and maintenance on Murradoc Road, from The Esplanade extending past the shopping precinct. This will include new street furniture and garden beds, plus pedestrian crossing works.
Plans also include installation of a new town welcome sign and information noticeboard.
Council’s proposed 2019-2020 budget includes just over $400,000 in funding to deliver stage two.
The works have been requested by local traders and community groups.
Councillor Stephanie Asher - Bellarine Ward
St Leonards is a beautiful town and it’s great to see Murradoc Road getting some love, after councillors took feedback on board from the local community.
We look forward to seeing the positive impact of this work once it’s complete.
Councillor Jim Mason - Bellarine Ward
It’s important that all towns on the Bellarine get their share of maintenance and improvement, so as councillors we’re very pleased to have secured funding for these important projects in St Leonards.
There are always more proposed projects than funds available – we encourage communities on the Bellarine to stay in touch with us, and to be persistent!
Councillor Trent Sullivan - Bellarine Ward
These upgrades will help St Leonards’ main shopping precinct become a more appealing and vibrant place to visit, which will be an excellent result for local traders.