Drouin’s Commercial Lane Precinct is a set for improvement works to revitalise the area and improve safety, accessibility and activation for all users.
Proposed works have been carefully considered with user experience in mind and aim to elevate the precinct as a valued community space by:
The proposed scope of works include:
Concept image of the entrance to the precinct from the west
Concept image showing a laneway connection from Commercial Place to Princes Way
Concept image outlining the Commercial Place Precinct project area
Concept image showing an elevation view of the three laneways
The full draft concept plan can be downloaded here.
Council sought community input and feedback on proposed concept plans over a four-week period in April/May 2022. Feedback was received from both the local business community, community groups and residents.
Following the consultation period, concept plans will be finalised over coming months, before doing detailed design and construction begins.
This $1.5 million dollar project will be jointly funded by Council and Developer Contributions.
$526,000 Developer Contributions
Community consultation was held to hear feedback from local businesses and residents.
Following the consultation period, feedback will be consolidated and considered to finalise the final concept plans. Detailed designs will be developed ahead of construction.
Construction will commence during the 2022-23 financial year.
*Timelines are subject to change.
Council is currently advocating the State Government for the funding required to allow Regional Roads Victoria to plan for and design solutions to the traffic congestion in both Drouin and Warragul.
Any works undertaken within the CBDs of Drouin and Warragul need to be informed by these designs to ensure they are complimentary and maximise the benefits of each component to the towns overall.
Commercial Place presents an opportunity for Council to vastly improve the appeal of the Drouin CBD while encouraging development and commercial usage without pre-empting and compromising the integration between Council's road network and future changes to the state managed arterial road network.
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For more information, please contact Council's Major Projects on 1300 229 229 or email Major.Projects@bawbawshire.vic.gov.au