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Bruthen Streetscape Project

High on the community’s plan for their town, this project will support Bruthen’s transition from a timber-town to a tourism hub and important gateway to far-east Gippsland and beyond. The works will facilitate new investment and growth in the town, generate jobs and support the continued population growth in the areas immediately surrounding the town. The streetscape is enabling infrastructure which will enhance the functionality of the main street and improving public spaces to bring more people to local businesses, and encouraging visitors and travelers to ‘stop, stay and spend’.

This proposal will remove unsafe intersections; widen carriageways to accommodate safe heavy vehicle movement and parking; improve parking to make it safer and meet current standards; introduce pedestrian safety measures; enhance the main street gardens area with additional plantings; the refreshing of all street furniture; installation of new pedestrian paths to better connect destinations within the town centre; and upgrade one of Eastern Victoria’s most used public toilets.

A business activation program will complement the physical works, to ensure that the works maximise economic growth. These works will include business workshops, events, advice on store layout and façade enhancement.

The development of the Bruthen Streetscape Project is to be the result of community collaboration and consultation along with key stakeholder input.

The proposed outcome of this project is:

  1. Removal of unsafe cut-throughs that intersect with the Great Alpine Road (Main Street);
  2. Widening of carriage ways to accommodate safe heavy vehicle movement through the town;
  3. Reconfiguration of on-street parking associated with road widening;
  4. Road safety treatments including outstands; improved signage and other street furniture;
  5. Reconfiguration of side road to introduce a one-way road network and on-road parking to improve overall road safety;
  6. Reseal works and replacement of select sections of kerb and channel;
  7. Installation of pedestrian paths adjacent to roadway improvements;
  8. Upgrade of the much-used public toilets; and
  9. Soft landscaping.

Budget

The total budget for the project is $1.5 million – with contributions of $1.01 million from the Victorian Government and $490,000 from Council.

For more information regarding community consultation session, dates, times etc. and project updates please subscribe. This page will be updated regularly.


Information last updated by Project Development Officer on 15/07/2021

Bruthen Streetscape Project

High on the community’s plan for their town, this project will support Bruthen’s transition from a timber-town to a tourism hub and important gateway to far-east Gippsland and beyond. The works will facilitate new investment and growth in the town, generate jobs and support the continued population growth in the areas immediately surrounding the town. The streetscape is enabling infrastructure which will enhance the functionality of the main street and improving public spaces to bring more people to local businesses, and encouraging visitors and travelers to ‘stop, stay and spend’.

This proposal will remove unsafe intersections; widen carriageways to accommodate safe heavy vehicle movement and parking; improve parking to make it safer and meet current standards; introduce pedestrian safety measures; enhance the main street gardens area with additional plantings; the refreshing of all street furniture; installation of new pedestrian paths to better connect destinations within the town centre; and upgrade one of Eastern Victoria’s most used public toilets.

A business activation program will complement the physical works, to ensure that the works maximise economic growth. These works will include business workshops, events, advice on store layout and façade enhancement.

The development of the Bruthen Streetscape Project is to be the result of community collaboration and consultation along with key stakeholder input.

The proposed outcome of this project is:

  1. Removal of unsafe cut-throughs that intersect with the Great Alpine Road (Main Street);
  2. Widening of carriage ways to accommodate safe heavy vehicle movement through the town;
  3. Reconfiguration of on-street parking associated with road widening;
  4. Road safety treatments including outstands; improved signage and other street furniture;
  5. Reconfiguration of side road to introduce a one-way road network and on-road parking to improve overall road safety;
  6. Reseal works and replacement of select sections of kerb and channel;
  7. Installation of pedestrian paths adjacent to roadway improvements;
  8. Upgrade of the much-used public toilets; and
  9. Soft landscaping.

Budget

The total budget for the project is $1.5 million – with contributions of $1.01 million from the Victorian Government and $490,000 from Council.

For more information regarding community consultation session, dates, times etc. and project updates please subscribe. This page will be updated regularly.


Information last updated by Project Development Officer on 15/07/2021