Published on : Monday, January 16, 2017
The upgraded Mortlake streetscape was officially opened today by Victoria’s Minister for Regional Development, Jaala Pulford. The upgrade will revitalise the town’s central business area, improve safety and provide attractive public spaces for locals and visitors to catch up, shop and relax in.
The upgrade includes street furniture improvements, improved traffic safety, gardens and green spaces using low maintenance and drought tolerant plants, pedestrian links between buildings and public spaces.
The upgrades are set to provide existing businesses with the opportunity to expand and will encourage new businesses to take up tenancy.
Safer crossing points will encourage activity by allowing pedestrians to access businesses on both sides of the street, and landscaping and plantings will enhance the vibrancy and attractiveness of the area.
The modernised streetscape will also encourage at least 10 per cent of the 5,000 daily vehicles passing through to stop, experience and enjoy what Mortlake has to offer.