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Share Your Ideas for Northern Streetscapes

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Thursday, 24 June 2021 - 1:00pm
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Golden Plains Shire Council invites community members of Smythesdale, Scarsdale and Linton to have their say on Northern Streetscapes Project at upcoming in-person engagement sessions.

Council has rescheduled the postponed Northern Streetscapes Project in-person engagement sessions, which will now take place on Saturday 3 July, 2021.

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

Community members of Smythesdale, Scarsdale and Linton will be able to share their ideas for the project at the Scarsdale General Store from 9am to 10am; The Well in Smythesdale from 10.30am to 11.30am; and the Linton Larder Café from 12 to 1pm.

The in-person consultation sessions will add to the community contributions made via the Northern Streetscapes Project survey, which saw 51 community members have their say on the current streetscapes and provide ideas for the streetscape upgrade works.

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, funded by $650,000 from Berrybank Wind Farm, will be delivered with respect to Regional Roads Victoria road safety standards, noting that this beautification project does not encompass major modification of road alignment, major intersection upgrades or undergrounding power.

For more information on the Northern Streetscapes Project, visit Council's Have Your Say page

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Thursday, 24 June 2021 - 1:47pm

 

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.