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CBD Revitalisation Stage Two - Lonsdale St, Gray St, Melville Oval

Overview

The purpose of the Hamilton Structure Plan was to allow future planning for growth to bring about change to the physical environment and activities undertaken in the city. It was prepared with assistance and input from community members, business groups and individuals as well as government and sector agencies.

Southern Grampians Shire Council engaged a team to design improvements to some of Hamilton’s important CBD streets and public spaces. Identified as part of the HSP, the CBD Revitalisation follows the commencement of detailed designs for upgrades at Cox Street.

The focus for the new CBD concept designs will be Melville Oval, Lonsdale Street and Gray Street, as well as other connecting streets and laneways. Designs aim to explore options to improve walking and cycling, introduce public art and signage, improve public spaces and parking, as well as improvements to landscaping.

Background

In 2011, Council adopted the Hamilton Structure Plan (HSP) which identified the need for a significant upgrade of the Hamilton Central Business Area. Following extensive consultation, the project received unanimous support from both Council and the community.

A number of issues were identified through stakeholder workshops and written submissions for the HSP including:
• Enhancing the quality of public infrastructure;
• Enhancing local economic activity and services;
• Enhancing the quality and character of the CBD; and
• Improving access to the CBD for vehicles and pedestrians.

Milestones

Master Plan Development – March 2019
Community Engagement Phase II – August 2019
Concept Development and Finalisation – September 2019
Detailed Documentation – October 2019
Council Briefing – November 2019

Current Status

The project is currently in Preliminary Concept design which is scheduled for completion in the latter half of May.
The project is on budget with no variations from the contract.

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