Watson Street and Dudley Street footpath (Wallan)

Consultation has concluded

We're building a new shared pathway for pedestrians and cyclists along Watson Street, some new parking bays and a footpath along Dudley Street.

These works will help connect residential areas to the central business district.

In addition to the shared path (2.5 metres) and footpaths (1.8 metres and 1.5 metres), there will be planned parking bays wherever possible.

Proposed plans can be viewed on this site. You can also attend one of our drop-in sessions to learn more about the plans and provide feedback.

Submissions close on Friday 21 September 2018.


DROP-IN SESSIONS

Thursday 20 September

10am to 11.30am
Wallan Library, 9/81-99 High St, Wallan
(Wellington Square Shopping Centre)

5pm to 7pm
Wallan Multipurpose Community Centre
42-80 Bentinck St, Wallan


ONLINE SURVEY

Click the link below to take the survey.

HARD COPY SURVEY

You can download and complete a hard copy survey from the tab on the right and return it to any of our Library and Customer Service Centres or via Reply Paid mail (no stamp required).

MORE INFO?

For more information on the project, please call Council Project Manager Niyas Usanar on 5734 6302.


FUNDING PARTNERS

The $1.09 million project has been funded by Mitchell Shire Council ($420,000) and the Victorian Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund ($670,000).


We're building a new shared pathway for pedestrians and cyclists along Watson Street, some new parking bays and a footpath along Dudley Street.

These works will help connect residential areas to the central business district.

In addition to the shared path (2.5 metres) and footpaths (1.8 metres and 1.5 metres), there will be planned parking bays wherever possible.

Proposed plans can be viewed on this site. You can also attend one of our drop-in sessions to learn more about the plans and provide feedback.

Submissions close on Friday 21 September 2018.


DROP-IN SESSIONS

Thursday 20 September

10am to 11.30am
Wallan Library, 9/81-99 High St, Wallan
(Wellington Square Shopping Centre)

5pm to 7pm
Wallan Multipurpose Community Centre
42-80 Bentinck St, Wallan


ONLINE SURVEY

Click the link below to take the survey.

HARD COPY SURVEY

You can download and complete a hard copy survey from the tab on the right and return it to any of our Library and Customer Service Centres or via Reply Paid mail (no stamp required).

MORE INFO?

For more information on the project, please call Council Project Manager Niyas Usanar on 5734 6302.


FUNDING PARTNERS

The $1.09 million project has been funded by Mitchell Shire Council ($420,000) and the Victorian Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund ($670,000).


Consultation has concluded
  • News

    3 months ago

    NEW SHARED FOOTPATH TO CONNECT ONE OF WALLAN’S BUSIEST STREETS

    Pedestrians and cyclists will soon have a new link along one of Wallan’s busiest streets which will help connect residential areas to the thriving central business district.

    Council has released designs for a new shared footpath along Watson Street, running west from Wellington Street to the new housing estate area, as well as a footpath along Dudley Street.

    The $1.09 million project has been funded by Mitchell Shire Council ($420,000) and the Victorian Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund ($670,000).

    Before the designs are finalised, the community is invited to view the...

    NEW SHARED FOOTPATH TO CONNECT ONE OF WALLAN’S BUSIEST STREETS

    Pedestrians and cyclists will soon have a new link along one of Wallan’s busiest streets which will help connect residential areas to the thriving central business district.

    Council has released designs for a new shared footpath along Watson Street, running west from Wellington Street to the new housing estate area, as well as a footpath along Dudley Street.

    The $1.09 million project has been funded by Mitchell Shire Council ($420,000) and the Victorian Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund ($670,000).

    Before the designs are finalised, the community is invited to view the plans and have their say.

    Council will be holding two community drop-in sessions next week where people can speak to the engineering team to learn more about the plans and to provide feedback.

    Letters have been sent to residents on Watson and Dudley streets who are directly affected by the new footpaths, while an online survey is also available for the community to fill out.

    Mitchell Shire Mayor Rhonda Sanderson said fixing footpath missing links was a priority.

    “Providing safe spaces for pedestrians to walk and cyclists to ride is vital. We identified that we had more than 100km of footpath missing links across the shire and we have made fixing them a priority in recent years,” Cr Sanderson said.

    “These new footpaths will help connect nearby residential areas to the Wallan business district and will encourage people to leave the car in the driveway and get out about and be active around town.

    “The works will also complement the wonderful Wallan Town Heart revitalisation, which is nearing completion, and make the High Street shopping precinct a far more connected and vibrant space.”

    Further works to improve pedestrian and cyclist connections on Watson Street between High Street and Wellington Street are also planned at a later stage once VicRoads finalises plans for the area.

    Community drop-in sessions will be held on Thursday 20 September 2018 at:

    • 10-11.30am at Wallan Library (Wellington Street Shopping Centre)
    • 5-7pm at Wallan Multipurpose Community Centre (42-80 Bentinck Street)
    Construction of the new footpaths is anticipated to begin in early 2019.