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Brightening Broadway Picks Up Pace

Brightening Broadway Picks Up Pace

Publish Date: 17 December 2020

The make-over of Wycheproof’s iconic main street of Broadway is picking up pace as transformation of the highway precinct edges closer.

The $600,000 project, co-funded by Regional Development Victoria (State Government, $450,000), and the Buloke Shire Council ($150,000) is set to deliver a suite of improvements aimed at boosting accessibility, enhancing appearance and driving positive economic outcomes.

Amongst a range of upgrades Broadway will undergo footpath enhancement - addressing both safety and aesthetics – as well as including the installation of eight pedestrian crossings to improve access.

The development of a Civic Park and shelter on the land between the Senior Citizens rooms and the Council offices will create a welcoming green space, featuring hardy natives and succulents, along with the existing punctuating palms. Lighting of natural features will also add to the evening ambiance and general attraction.

Centenary Park is set to house an electric car charging station, with work on the electrical supply already underway.

The provision of long vehicle parking spaces for caravans and trucks will improve the visitation experience for travellers.

An exciting feature – just recently announced – will be a painted mural by renowned local artist, Kyle Torney.

Kyle’s creative works have become crowd-pleasers in both Charlton and in St. Arnaud in neighbouring Northern Grampians Shire, bringing a high level of interest, which is sure to be replicated in Wycheproof.

Stories or personalities gleaned from local input have become the foundation of his highly praised work, generating both interest and conversation about the locality in which they appear.

The Wycheproof mural, to be located adjacent to the Motel, and will follow a similar process of capturing the uniqueness of the town and surrounds.

Residents are being asked to submit ideas and stories which reflect the essence of the town and reveal how they want to be viewed by the wider world.

To make a submission and find out more about mural head to:  https://www.nacho-station.com/wycheproof-ideas-submission-form

Commenting on the project, Mayor, Cr. Daryl Warren said, “The Brightening Broadway project will provide a major up-lift for the Wycheproof community through the revitalisation of multiple aspects of the main streetscape.

Situated on a major highway the opportunity to boost economic flow-on for business is a vital step, and is one which this project will achieve through the improved access, visual upgrades and the development of user-friendly spaces.

Capturing the passing trade and showcasing the towns’ strengths has the capacity to bring many long term benefits to Wycheproof, and is reflective a community invested in its future.”

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For further information contact Manager Customer Engagement, Travis Fitzgibbon on 03 5478 0181 or tfitzgibbon@buloke.vic.gov.au