Rutherglen Economic Revitalisation Project

March 2018 Update

  • Main Street civil works and streetscape - work is expected to start in May. However, the Queens Birthday Winery Walkabout event will not be impacted. The construction contract has been re-advertised and closes on Wednesday 28 March.
  • Hopetoun Road shared path, landscaping and Wine Bottle precinct, tree planting - works will be done by Council's operations team starting this week.
  • Lake King wall removal and landscaping - detailed design is currently underway with construction work to be carried out in the 2018-19 financial year.

Works completed

  • Hopetoun Road has been sealed
  • Connecting paths at Lake King have been constructed
  • The footpath from Main Street to the Tuileries has been constructed
  • The Bowling Green Lane footpath has been constructed
  • Tuileries and Drummond Street works have been completed.

The Rutherglen Economic Revitalisation Project

This project will upgrade and link three key precincts in Rutherglen with with flow-on benefits to the region's cyclists, pedestrians and recreation vehicle users. And of course, the two-year project will also have massive appeal to tourists. It is estimated that the project will generate 25 jobs during construction, and 29 jobs ongoing.

Council's application to the National Stronger Regions Fund in late 2015 for $900,000 for this $1.84 million project was successful.

In December 2017 detailed design plans for the Main Street and Hopetoun Road precincts were presented to the Community Steering Group for consideration and feedback.

Landscape architects are engaging in ongoing design consultation with the Wine Bottle CoM in an effort to best meet the needs to road users as well as addressing safety requirements for pedestrians and bus groups using the area.

Following Council Briefing, commencement of wider Community engagement began, this includes presentation of detailed design plans to the Indigo Shire Heritage Advisory Committee (ISHAC) for feedback.

Draft detailed designs for upgrading Main Street and the Hopetoun Road Precinct were available for inspection and discussion at the kiosk near the IGA in High Street on Saturday 18 February and Monday 20 February 2017. About 100 people participated in these two Listening Posts providing much valuable feedback.

Last updated: 26 March 2018