New town centre is the pride of Melton
Published on 26 March 2019
The Melton Town Centre redevelopment project has been completed and was officially opened last Friday (22 March).
Stages 4 and 5, which focused on Bakery Square and Wallace Square, were delivered in December 2018 and consisted of improved pedestrian connections and footpath treatments, public lighting, soft landscaping and new signage and seating.
The $13 million project was funded with over $5.5 million from the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions Fund and $3.7 million from the Victorian Government from the Growing Suburbs Fund and the Community Infrastructure Fund.
Combined with Melton City Council’s contribution of $3.8 million, the five stage project has significantly revitalised and improved the streetscape, encouraging public activity and driving economic stimulation for local traders.
Joining City of Melton Mayor, Cr Bob Turner, launch attendees, including Senator Jane Hume, and Member for Melton Steve McGhie, viewed the new streetscape and spoke to local community members.
Cr Turner said the project could not have happened without funding from both the Federal and State Governments.
“This project has been made possible by the strong partnerships between all levels of government, and I am incredibly proud of what has been achieved through this project.”
“This amazing new streetscape really is the pride of the Melton township.
“Council would like to thank residents, local traders and business owners for their patience and cooperation during the construction stages.”