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Northern Streetscapes Project

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Thank you for providing your feedback on the streetscapes of Smythesdale, Scarsdale and Linton as part of the Northern Streetscapes Project, which will improve the main streetscapes of these towns.

Golden Plains Shire Council Northern Streetscapes Project



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 with works to begin in late 2021.

Engagement Update

Engagement Update: 

Council asked the Smythesdale, Scarsdale and Linton communities to share their views on improving the local streetscape to inform designs for the project. A survey was open from 13 May to 9 June, and was able to be completed online, by collecting a hard copy from Council, by email or by post.

The planned in-person engagement sessions in each of the towns on Saturday 29 May was postponed initially to Saturday 5 June, and then again due to the reintroduction of COVID-19 restrictions. Council will look to reschedule these in-person opportunities for the community to provide their feedback.


13 May 2021

Survey opens

5 June 2021

In-Person Engagement Sessions

Postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions

9 June 2021

Survey closes

Contact Information

5220 7111
Project Category: 
Last Updated: 
Thursday, June 10, 2021
Project Status: 
Updated 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.