Consultation Closed - Drouin's Commercial Place Precinct

  • Project typeCommunity consultation
  • Project scheduleCommunity consultation closed at 5pm Thursday 26 May 2022

Council sought community input and feedback on proposed concept plans to revitalise the Commercial Place Precinct in Drouin. The project aims to implement key priorities from the Drouin Township Plan 2020 and elevate the precinct as a valued community space within the Drouin CBD by:

  • Improving pedestrian accessibility and address existing accessibility constraints.
  • Improving safety, quality, and functionality of public spaces along Commercial Place.
  • Make laneways connecting Commercial Place to Princes Way valued community spaces.
  • Encourage usage and development as a commercial frontage, not just a service/utility area for businesses 

This community consultation opportunity closed at 5pm Thursday 26 May 2022.

To view the concept plans and to learn more about the project, use the drop down boxes below. 

Why Commercial Place?

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 visual 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.

The project scope and concept plan

The Commercial Place Precinct improvement project includes accessibility improvements, user experience enhancements and road safety changes. The full scope includes:

  • Returning Commercial Place to a partial one-way street from the upper carpark area to the Woolworths carpark entry (cars can still enter and exit at Hope Street) to enable footpath widening, pedestrian crossing safety improvements, new street furniture and gardens/trees.
  • Footpath widening
  • Pedestrian priority crossing safety improvements
  • Increasing green space with additional tree planting
  • Installing public art and wayfinding signage
  • Maintaining access for service vehicles while improving definition of pedestrian spaces
  • Laneway upgrades including murals and public art (subject to adjacent building owner consent)

Click here to download the Drouin Commercial Place Precinct concept plan.(PDF, 19MB)

What happens next?

The community survey closed at 5pm Thursday 26 May 2022.

Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. Your thoughts and ideas are highly valued and will ultimately form part of Council's decision making.

Council Officers will consolidate comments and feedback and consider all submissions to assist in making further recommendations to Council.

Following the community's input, the concept plan will be finalised over coming months, before going detailed design and construction begins.

Contact us

Have questions? We are here to help!

For more information about the Drouin Commercial Place Precinct project, please contact Council's Major Projects on 1300 229 229 or email






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