Main Street project gets the go-ahead
The Margaret River Main Street Redevelopment Project was finally given the ‘go ahead’ at the June 26 Council Meeting. Previously held up by delays to the completion of the Perimeter Road and a funding shortfall, the Project has been revised to be delivered in three stages to ensure that the $5.49 million of State Government Funding can be effectively used for keenly sought pedestrian and public amenity, road safety and infrastructure improvements.
Stage 2.0’ of the Project will include all civil, electrical and landscaping works from the River Precinct through to Fearn Avenue, including the area known as the ‘Festival Precinct’ and ‘Town Square’, as well as the construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Bussell Highway and Wallcliffe Road (see map below).
The subsequent stages, ‘Stage 2.1’ and ‘Stage 2.2’, will be delivered when the additional funding necessary to complete the project is secured. These stages will include the civil, electrical and landscaping works for the remaining section of the Main Street known as the 'Hill Precinct' (located just south of Fearn Avenue through to the new Wallcliffe Road roundabout).
Stage 2.0 will deliver approximately 75% of the total project and is due to commence in September / October 2019 and continue through to May / June 2020. Should additional funding become available, Stages 2.1 and 2.2 will be delivered sequentially.
A ground-breaking ceremony is being planned for the last week of September 2019 and in the meantime Main Street Traders, Chamber of Commerce and the Shire will be working on plans and activities to ensure the Main Street remains vibrant during the construction period.