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Northern Streetscapes Project

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Following community consultation on the Northern Streetscapes Project earlier this year, Council is seeking feedback on concept designs for the upgraded streetscapes of Smythesdale, Scarsdale and Linton.

About

About: 

The Northern Streetscapes Project will deliver beautification upgrades to enhance the character of the three town centres that form the northern corridor of Golden Plains Shire, popular with residents and visitors travelling the Glenelg Highway in and out of Ballarat:

  • Smythesdale
  • Scarsdale
  • Linton

The works will focus on minor streetscape upgrade works and placemaking improvements that could include improving accessibility and connectivity, review of pavement treatments, modification of parking arrangements, vegetation succession planning, and improving road and pedestrian safety. Options for the streetscape additions include increasing accessible street crossing areas, reviewing the location and abundance of trees and other roadside vegetation, and addressing street furniture provision such as seating, bin covers and bike racks.

The Northern Streetscapes Project will be delivered with respect to Rural Roads Victoria road safety standards, noting that this beautification project does not encompass major modification of road alignment, major intersection upgrades or undergrounding power.

Council has secured a $650,000 funding commitment from the Berrybank Wind Farm for the Northern Streetscapes Project.

Engagement Update

Engagement Update: 

Following community consultation on the Northern Streetscapes Project earlier this year, Council has developed the Draft Streetscape Framework Plan which includes concept designs for the streetscapes of Smythesdale, Scarsdale and Linton.

Based on themes highlighted by the community, Council have identified six pillars that provide the foundation for the Draft Streetscape Framework Plan. These pillars are road function, parking, pedestrian safety and access, street trees and furniture, place marking and character, and maintenance.

The concept designs outline a broad range of proposed upgrades, alongside a number of smaller scale changes for the streetscapes of each township.

Potential upgrades and changes highlighted in the draft designs include increasing accessible street crossing areas, modification of parking arrangements, installation of public art features and town banners, street tree succession planning, planting of additional roadside vegetation and road safety improvements.

How you can be involved

How You Can Be Involved: 

Council is asking the Smythesdale, Scarsdale and Linton communities to share their views on the concept designs to ensure the beautification project makes the greatest improvement to the streetscapes for local residents and visitors.

View the Concept Designs

The Northern Streetscape survey can be completed online, or hard copies of the survey are available at Council’s Customer Service Centre, 2 Pope Street, Bannockburn. 

Complete Smythesdale Survey

Complete Scarsdale Survey

Complete Linton Survey

Completed paper surveys may be returned by:

  • Email [email protected]
  • Send to Golden Plains Shire Council, PO Box 111, Bannockburn, VIC 3331 - marked 'Attention: Northern Streetscapes'

Submissions close at 11.59pm, Tuesday 14 December, 2021.

On Saturday 27 November, stop by an in-person engagement session at the Scarsdale General Store from 9am to 10am; The Well in Smythesdale from 10.30am to 11.30am; and the Linton Shire Hall from 12 to 1pm to talk about the draft designs for the Northern Streetscapes Project.

Timeline

13 May 2021

Survey opens

9 June 2021

Survey closes

3 July 2021

In person engagement sessions

11 November 2021

Concept designs released and survey opens 

27 November 2021

In person engagement sessions

14 December 2021

Survey closes 

Contact Information

5220 7111
Project Category: 
Economy and Tourism
Roads and Transport
Planning
Last Updated: 
Thursday, November 11, 2021
Project Status: 
Current Project
The Northern Streetscapes Project will improve the main streetscapes of Smythesdale, Scarsdale and Linton.

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Council acknowledges the traditional Wadawurrung owners of this land. Council pays its respects to Wadawurrung Elders both past and present and extends that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People who are part of Golden Plains Shire.