Main Street multipurpose makeover on track for delivery

Published on 13 March 2018

Caltex site

A redeveloped multipurpose area will bring Stawell’s Main Street to life in time for Easter.


The reshaped space is set to be open to the community just in time for the influx of visitors set to flock to Stawell over the Easter period, and will be on offer for a range of purposes including community events, markets, festivals and more.


Originally announced late last year, the space has been the subject of community consultation with a range of local community groups, with final plans for the space unveiled in February this year.


Northern Grampians Shire Council’s Parks & Gardens Coordinator John Hunt saids the space’s preparation is on track for delivery, despite a short turnaround time.


“Our team of Northern Grampians Shire Council Parks and Gardens workers and local contractors have combined to deliver a quality project that will provide plenty of benefits to the community,” Mr Hunt said.


“We’ve already completed the majority of the civil works, so from next week onwards, we’ll be installing roll-out turf, trees and other plants - the finished product will complement existing open spaces in Stawell’s Main Street and provide enhanced visual appeal.”


A Blue Atlas Cedar will be a major feature of the redeveloped site, with Chinese Elms, Magnolias,Jacarandas and a mix of other exotic and native low maintenance plants making up the remainder of the flora set  to be featured on-site.


Demolition works have also been progressing at the former stonemasonry site at 2 Main Street, Stawell, with demolition contractors expected to have the majority of the site cleared by March 27. The parcel of land will then become an extension of the Central Park precinct, with a dedicated use of the land yet to be decided.