Rutherglen Economic Revitalisation Project


1. About the project

The Rutherglen Economic Revitalisation Project will upgrade and link three key precincts, including Lake King, Hopetoun Road and Main Street in Rutherglen with flow-on benefits to the region's cyclists, pedestrians and recreation vehicle users.

The $1.834 million project for infrastructure improvements has been divided into three key precincts;

  • Rutherglen Main Street (streetscape works, footpath extension to Drummond Street and connectivity pathways in Bowling Green Lane)
  • Hopetoun Road (sealing of road from Murray Valley Highway to Wine Bottle, construction of shared pathway along Hopetoun Road and enhancement of the Wine Bottle precinct)
  • Lake King (dam safety and landscaping works leading to the overall enhancement of the Lake King recreational area, including improvements to internal pathways and connections to the town centre.)

 The two-year project will benefit local residents, businesses & visitors alike. It is estimated that the project will generate 25 jobs during construction, and 29 jobs ongoing.

2. Whats happening this month

Hopetoun Road precinct

  • New bike rack at the base of the Wine Bottle to be installed late February. 

Main Street

  • New bin surround anticipated delivery mid-February. Temporary wheelie bins will remain in place until such time as the new bin surrounds are installed
  • Consultation with the Rutherglen Community regarding final placement of street furniture
  • Following this street furniture to be installed in conjunction with installation of bin surrounds during February

Lake King precinct

  • Civil works component of the Lake King project to commence, refer to Lake King project page for more information.

3. Whats happening next 


Hopetoun Road precinct

  • Consultation required with Committee of Management to determine the final under story landscaping plan around the Wine Bottle for action in autumn.


Main Street

  • Locations and quantities of all other (out of scope) waste and recycle bins to be reviewed for possible future upgrade to new Main St design in future years.
  • Long vehicle parking – Still to be investigated further.
  • Way finding signage (linking all precincts)


Lake King precinct

  • Bulk earthworks and final landscaping expected to commence early in 2019 for completion by mid-year. See Lake King project page for more information