Margaret River Main Street Makeover

Starting in February 2020, Margaret River’s Main Street will be transformed! The Main Street Makeover includes a range of improvements designed to create an even more enjoyable place for you to shop, eat, drink and celebrate.

You can find project updates, frequently asked questions and other up to date information on this page.

Please note this information is correct at the time of publishing. Late amendments to traffic management arrangements may be required in the case of changing site conditions. This is to facilitate ongoing project works and ensure the safety of road users and pedestrians. Please adhere to onsite

Starting in February 2020, Margaret River’s Main Street will be transformed! The Main Street Makeover includes a range of improvements designed to create an even more enjoyable place for you to shop, eat, drink and celebrate.

You can find project updates, frequently asked questions and other up to date information on this page.

Please note this information is correct at the time of publishing. Late amendments to traffic management arrangements may be required in the case of changing site conditions. This is to facilitate ongoing project works and ensure the safety of road users and pedestrians. Please adhere to onsite traffic arrangements at all times. Updated communications will be reissued as soon as practical.


  • Utility Mapping of the Main Street

    about 1 month ago
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
    Mapping

    As part of preparing the design for the Main Street, utility mapping of underground services will commence in the Margaret River Main Street through March and April 2018

    Stage 1:

    Wednesday March 21-March 23- A Mobile Radar will be used to conduct a survey between the hours of 19:30 and 05:00 along the road and carparking

    Stage 2

    March 26- 29 April 4- April 30

    Utility Survey via GPR on the footpaths and off road areas

    While disruption will be kept to a minimum, please accept our apologies in advance, for any inconvenience experienced whilst these works are taking place.

    As part of preparing the design for the Main Street, utility mapping of underground services will commence in the Margaret River Main Street through March and April 2018

    Stage 1:

    Wednesday March 21-March 23- A Mobile Radar will be used to conduct a survey between the hours of 19:30 and 05:00 along the road and carparking

    Stage 2

    March 26- 29 April 4- April 30

    Utility Survey via GPR on the footpaths and off road areas

    While disruption will be kept to a minimum, please accept our apologies in advance, for any inconvenience experienced whilst these works are taking place.

    We are keen to see what this mapping will reveal - watch this space for any unusual finds.


  • Update: final design landscape scheme

    about 2 years ago
    180220 mr main street landscape scheme page 4

    The detailed design for the Main Street Redevelopment Project is well advanced incorporating feedback from our extensive community consultation and strong community support.

    Following feedback from the community a few of the key changes are:

    • a dedicated cycle lane on the uphill ( eastern ) side of the street and shared lane for cyclists on the downhill (western) side of the street
    • an ACROD bay adjacent to Pharmacy 777 and an additional ACROD bay in the Festival precinct
    • two new pedestrian crossing points in the River Precinct
    • increased public open space in the new town square...

    The detailed design for the Main Street Redevelopment Project is well advanced incorporating feedback from our extensive community consultation and strong community support.

    Following feedback from the community a few of the key changes are:

    • a dedicated cycle lane on the uphill ( eastern ) side of the street and shared lane for cyclists on the downhill (western) side of the street
    • an ACROD bay adjacent to Pharmacy 777 and an additional ACROD bay in the Festival precinct
    • two new pedestrian crossing points in the River Precinct
    • increased public open space in the new town square including water and power outlets to support events
    • parklets for increased alfresco opportunities
    • opportunities for community input into street furniture including parklets , planter boxes and 'story telling' in the paving
    • retaining grassed areas in Reuther Park for informal recreation
    • addressing traffic issues and pedestrian access issues at the Tunbridge/Churchill Bussell Hwy intersection


    to view these changes follow the link to the latest designs

  • Submit a question for the Final Design Resolution meeting

    about 1 month ago
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
    Mscb

    The Shire invites you to attend, or submit your question, to a Council briefing on the final design resolution for Margaret River Main Street Redevelopment Stage 2. The design team will present final solutions for the Main Street: Streetscape, Public Space and Traffic, Parking and Cycling.

    Council Chambers, 41 Wallcliffe Road Margaret River

    6.00- 8.00 pm, Thursday 22 February 2018

    Have a question but can't attend? Submit your question by commenting on this post below!


    The Shire invites you to attend, or submit your question, to a Council briefing on the final design resolution for Margaret River Main Street Redevelopment Stage 2. The design team will present final solutions for the Main Street: Streetscape, Public Space and Traffic, Parking and Cycling.

    Council Chambers, 41 Wallcliffe Road Margaret River

    6.00- 8.00 pm, Thursday 22 February 2018

    Have a question but can't attend? Submit your question by commenting on this post below!


  • Update: Community engagement results and next steps

    about 1 month ago
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
    Main street

    The November 2017 Community Newsletter for the Main Street Redevelopment project is out now! This update includes an updated timeline, summary of engagement results from 2017 and the proposed changes to the design based on the engagement.

    Download the update here, or email yoursay@amrshire.wa.gov.au to receive a hard copy by post.

    The November 2017 Community Newsletter for the Main Street Redevelopment project is out now! This update includes an updated timeline, summary of engagement results from 2017 and the proposed changes to the design based on the engagement.

    Download the update here, or email yoursay@amrshire.wa.gov.au to receive a hard copy by post.

  • Have your say ! Margaret River Main Street Redevelopment Business owners and Traders Survey September 2018

    about 1 month ago
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
    Business and traders survey main st redvelopment sept 2018 2 page 1
    The Main Street Redevelopment Project construction is planned to be delivered in 2 phases, Phase 1: February -May 2019 , Phase 2: September 2019-February 2020, with breaks during critical tourist periods such as Easter 2019 and Christmas / New Year 2019-20. The construction project will result in partial temporary road closures and temporary disruptions to pedestrian access. To assist in best managing this process, we are keen to hear what suggestions you have for the Shire to help your business during the Main Street construction period.

    The Main Street Redevelopment Project construction is planned to be delivered in 2 phases, Phase 1: February -May 2019 , Phase 2: September 2019-February 2020, with breaks during critical tourist periods such as Easter 2019 and Christmas / New Year 2019-20. The construction project will result in partial temporary road closures and temporary disruptions to pedestrian access. To assist in best managing this process, we are keen to hear what suggestions you have for the Shire to help your business during the Main Street construction period.

  • Update: Public art expressions of interest for the Margaret River Main Street

    about 1 month ago
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
    12345

    Expressions of Interest are now open for three Public Art Projects for the Margaret River Main Street Redevelopment Project!

    Project 1: Design and fabrication of public seating and planter boxes. Commission value design $2000 plus the cost of fabrication and installation. To submit an expression of interest for project 1, click here to download the information package.

    Project 2: Artwork panels for seating and planter boxes. Commission value $2000 /per artist/team, plus the cost of fabrication and installation. To submit an expression of interest for project 2, click here to download the information package.


    Expressions of Interest are now open for three Public Art Projects for the Margaret River Main Street Redevelopment Project!

    Project 1: Design and fabrication of public seating and planter boxes. Commission value design $2000 plus the cost of fabrication and installation. To submit an expression of interest for project 1, click here to download the information package.

    Project 2: Artwork panels for seating and planter boxes. Commission value $2000 /per artist/team, plus the cost of fabrication and installation. To submit an expression of interest for project 2, click here to download the information package.

    Project 3: Ephemeral pavement art. Commission value $1000 plus materials. To submit an expression of interest for project 3, click here to download the information package.



    The public art developed as a result of these projects will be showcased at a community event to be held in Fearn Square before the Redevelopment construction project commences in February 2019.

    Download the submission requirements here or email yoursay@amrshire.wa.gov.au to receive a hard copy by post.

    Expressions must be received by the Shire before 5pm, Tuesday 17 July 2018. Please email your expressions to amrshire@amrshire.wa.gov.au or post to PO Box 61, Margaret River 6285. No fees will be paid for expressions.
  • Update: Margaret River Main Street Redevelopment Project - Expression of Interest to be included on a Local Suppliers and Contractors Construction Phase Panel

    about 1 month ago
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    Update: Margaret River Main Street Redevelopment Project - Expression of Interest to be included on a Local Suppliers and Contractors Construction Phase Panel

    The redevelopment of the Margaret River Main Street is a significant project, which will foster a vibrant town centre for both residents and tourists. Construction work for the project is due to begin in early 2019 with project completion slated for early 2020.

    The Shire of Augusta Margaret River, together with the South West Development Commission, is keen to see local suppliers and contractors involved in delivering the project.

    “We encourage local suppliers and contractors to submit...

    Update: Margaret River Main Street Redevelopment Project - Expression of Interest to be included on a Local Suppliers and Contractors Construction Phase Panel

    The redevelopment of the Margaret River Main Street is a significant project, which will foster a vibrant town centre for both residents and tourists. Construction work for the project is due to begin in early 2019 with project completion slated for early 2020.

    The Shire of Augusta Margaret River, together with the South West Development Commission, is keen to see local suppliers and contractors involved in delivering the project.

    “We encourage local suppliers and contractors to submit Expressions of Interest for a range of services, including civil and landscape and electrical works,” said Gary Evershed CEO of AMRS. Every company that submits an EOI will have that information included in the Local Trades Directory provided to the major tender bidders.”

    The Main Street Redevelopment project includes the following works: demolition and earthworks, drainage, lighting and electrical works, new pedestrian paving and kerbing, signage and line marking, traffic management, landscaping and street furniture.

    Construction is planned to be undertaken in 2 stages, Stage 1 February – May 2019, Stage 2 September- December 2019.

    To access an expression of interest response form, click here to download the information package. Expressions are to be lodged electronically to amrshire@amrshire.wa.gov.au or post to PO Box 61, Margaret River 6285. Expressions must be received by the Shire before 5pm, Friday 20 July 2018.

    The submission of an expression of interest does not guarantee engagement in the construction of the Margaret River Main Street Redevelopment Project.

    There are a range of State and Federal Government financial assistance and advisory programs available to support small to medium sized businesses and help them build capacity and capability to compete for Government supply opportunities, including as sub-contractors on Government contracts. More information is available at https://industrylink.wa.gov.au/advisory-services/services-to-businesses-sub-contractors/advice-programs-to-build-capability

    The Margaret River Main Street Redevelopment Project is funded through the South West Development Commission and supported by Royalties for Regions.


  • Join our Community Meeting

    about 1 month ago
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
    Image of poster

    Join our Community Meeting 6pm Thursday 20 April in Council Chambers in Margaret River. The purpose of the meeting is to talk through the final design of the main street with the community.

    Will also be running an online survey over this time to gather feedback from those who can not attend the meeting. The survey will be published on this page closer to the date.

    RSVP to the Community Meeting at amrshire@amrshire.wa.gov.au or 9780 5255

    Join our Community Meeting 6pm Thursday 20 April in Council Chambers in Margaret River. The purpose of the meeting is to talk through the final design of the main street with the community.

    Will also be running an online survey over this time to gather feedback from those who can not attend the meeting. The survey will be published on this page closer to the date.

    RSVP to the Community Meeting at amrshire@amrshire.wa.gov.au or 9780 5255

  • August update: Welcome to our online hub

    about 1 month ago
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    Welcome to our online project hub! We hope you will come back and visit this page again, to stay in the loop of progress and next steps.

    Community engagement activities will be coming up, so please keep an eye out for public workshops and surveys which will guide the finalisation of the design later 2016 / early 2017.


    Welcome to our online project hub! We hope you will come back and visit this page again, to stay in the loop of progress and next steps.

    Community engagement activities will be coming up, so please keep an eye out for public workshops and surveys which will guide the finalisation of the design later 2016 / early 2017.