Koondrook CBD redevelopment complete

Published on 30 July 2020

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Koondrook residents and visitors to the area are benefiting from recently completed improvements to Tramway Place.

Stage 3 of the Koondrook CBD Redevelopment, which provides a link between the Koondrook CBD, Koondrook Wharf and the Koondrook Nature Based Tourism Hub site, were completed at the end of June.

Supported by the Federal Government’s Regional Growth Fund, the redevelopment was identified as one of the major projects in the Gannawarra Waterfront Masterplan, approved by Council in 2019 following extensive community consultation.

“These works, which have been well received by the Koondrook community, build on Council’s work to maximise tourism, recreation, commercial and residential opportunities throughout the Gannawarra,” Council Chief Executive Officer, Tom O’Reilly said.

The redevelopment involved sealing Tramway Place, providing all-weather access for motorists accessing the Koondrook Boat Ramp and the Koondrook Nature Based Tourism Hub. A roundabout, accommodating vehicles using the boat ramp, is also incorporated in the revamped roadway.

Pedestrians can now walk from the Koondrook Wharf and Koondrook Goods Shed to the Gunbower Creek pedestrian bridge via a shared user path, which incorporates visual references to the town’s historic tramway infrastructure.

“The installation of two red gum seating benches will enable pedestrians to take in the picturesque Murray River and Gunbower Creek, whilst the planting of approximately 1500 shrubs and plants adds to the beautification of the area,” Mr O’Reilly said.

Council worked closely with the Koondrook community during the three stages of the town’s CBD Redevelopment, which have resulted in improvements to vehicle and pedestrian access along Arbuthnot and Main streets

“This is a fantastic development of Tramway Place that only further complements projects along the river precinct,” Koondrook Development Committee president, Bryan Goble said.

“These works are a fantastic improvement for anglers, visitors and locals alike.’’

ABOVE: Council's Manager Projects and Property, Wade Williams (left), Koondrook Development Committee representatives, Geoff Molin and Bryan Goble, Cr Steve Tasker and Council's Director of Infrastructure, Geoff Rollinson walk along Tramway Place, Koondrook.


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