Streetscapes in Hepburn Shire are in need of rejuvenation and upgrade to ensure they meet the needs of local residents and continue to attract visitors from outside the region.
Following extensive community consultation and revisions, Council adopted new Streetscape plans for Creswick, Clunes, Trentham, Glenlyon and Hepburn Springs at its January 2015 meeting.
By developing these plans, Council now has a long term vision for upgrading the streetscapes in each town. Funding has been secured for stage one of the projects in Creswick and Clunes.
In Creswick, $350,000 of State Government funding has been confirmed for the redevelopment of the ‘old bowling club site’. The site will be redeveloped into an active and accessible public open space. Council will contribute $133,000 to the project. The Creswick works will also include creating a link to Coopers Reserve and the Creswick Visitor Information Centre, and reconfiguring a section of the Albert Street retail precinct to allow improved pedestrian movement.
In Clunes, $150,000 of State Government funding has been confirmed to redevelop Collins Place and improving the link between Fraser Street and the Clunes Town Hall. Council will contribute $50,000 to the project. This includes upgrading and reconfiguring Collins Place, landscaping the area behind The Warehouse – Clunes and providing forecourt improvements to the Clunes Town Hall.