Corryong CBD Streetscape Upgrade
The Corryong CBD Streetscape project aims to revitalise the CBD to create a welcoming and vibrant town centre for residents and visitors.
The upgrades will take place on Hanson Street in Corryong, between Jardine Street and Donaldson Street.
The project will deliver:
- Improved carparking
- Widened footpaths with active and casual spaces
- New footpaths
- New street lighting
- Outdoor seating areas
- A pedestrian crossing leading to the Man from Snowy River Arcade
The Man from Snowy River Arcade will also benefit from upgrades with a new amenities block, shade sails over existing seating areas, a shade structure over the existing carpark incorporating solar panels and an e-vehicle charging station.
The revitalisation of Corryong’s CBD represents a significant opportunity to improve the Upper Murray region’s long-term economic and community resilience after the 2019-20 Black Summer fires. This investment is of strategic importance to the Corryong township’s future and the continuation of the essential role this service centre plays in ensuring the region’s productivity, connectivity, and economic and community development.
This project aligns with our Council Plan 2021-2025 and Municipal Recovery Plan.
We sought feedback on the draft plans for the project.
Maximising parking space and dedicated bike lanes were identified as key areas for further consideration during the initial consultation process in early 2021 and were also the focus of this phase of consultation.
There was strong community backing for angled parking and for bike access to be supported through the widening of footpaths as opposed to a dedicated bike lane.
Other themes during the consultation included:
- Lighting and power in the arcade to support events
- Additional street furniture
- Landscaping, trees and the management of planter boxes
- Finding alternatives to slippery surfaces to address safety concerns.
Final Plans were made available to the public following several months of community consultation.
Changes in the final plan included:
- Angled parking instead of parallel
- Additional furniture
- Landscaping and trees
As a part of the draft 2023/24 budget, the Corryong CBD upgrade was endorsed at the Special Council Meeting in June.
The EV Charging Station was installed at the Man From Snowy River Arcade Carpark.
We held a drop-in session to inform the community by showcasing the design plans, walk them through the project and answer any questions they had.
This was held Friday 11 August at the Corryong Library.
Unfavourable weather and requests from the Department of Transport for additional design details caused delays on work commencing onsite.
Work began in mid-September, including watermain and kerb replacement as well as tree and shrub removal.
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The new watermain was installed and parts of the footpath in Stage 1 were demolished and backfilled.
In late October, works paused onsite while details were finalised regarding replacements for downpipes on the verandah posts and underground electrical conduits for street lighting.
Work recommenced onsite after details were finalised regarding replacements for downpipes on the verandah posts and underground electrical conduits.
At the Donaldson Street roundabout.
Works on this zone are estimated to take 3 weeks to complete and will include:
- Demolition work
- Kerb replacement
- Road crossing replacement
- Tree and shrub removal
- Watermain Replacement
Donaldson Street will be closed between Harris Street and Hanson Street and a speed reduction to 40km will be in place.
Pending reasonable weather conditions, we're estimating that the project will take roughly 6 months to complete.
Yes. Council and the contractor will work closely with local businesses to minimise any disruptions during the project. Businesses will receive timely communication regarding any potential impacts well before those works commence.
The broader community will also be kept well-informed about any changes in vehicle and pedestrian access, ensuring everyone stays aware of the progress throughout the project.
To stay updated on the project, Council will provide regular communications through various channels.
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