The Wimmera Street Roundabout Art Project forms one deliverable in the broader Stawell CBD Revitalisation Project.
The Stawell CBD Revitalisation Project is the completion of stages 2 and 3 of the streetscaping works in Main Street, Stawell.
The purpose of the Stawell CBD Revitalisation Project is to:
Enhance the attractiveness and functionality of the main commercial precinct of Stawell.
Improve the experience of shopping, dining and using services located on Main Street for both the local community and visitors to the region.
Boost economic growth and provide sustainable infrastructure to the community, which are two core objectives identified in the 2017-2021 Council Plan.
The Wimmera Street Roundabout Art Project is a public art project which will upgrade the roundabout at the intersection of Main and Wimmera Streets, Stawell, to ensure it is both visually attractive and expresses the unique attributes of Stawell as a community.
Council recognises the significant role which public art plays in reflecting the evolution of our community culture, as well as providing a unique experience and expressing the identity of our community.
Public art connects people with landscape, and facilitates a dialogue between residents and visitors about our community values, as well celebrating through creativity the unique characteristics of our community’s history, present day attributes and future aspirations.
Additionally, public art has a pivotal role in increasing the liveability and desirability of the municipality, which in turn has long term economic benefits to the region.
The purpose of the Wimmera Street Roundabout Art Project is to:
provide creative expression of the history, culture, fabric and future aspirations of the Stawell community
Contribute to the vibrancy of the public space for the enjoyment of residents and visitors,
Enhance and communicate the identity of our community through creative expression; and
enrich the region's arts and culture lifestyle.
The Wimmera Street Roundabout Art Project Advisory Panel will facilitate community participation in public art, to raise the profile of Stawells uniqueness as a community through creative expression.