Wallan Town Heart

The heart of Wallan will soon be revitalised, but before work begins, we want to hear your thoughts on what’s planned.

The $4.09 million Wallan Town Heart project will transform the centre of Wallan into a more connected and vibrant community hub.

It is hoped the project will reinvigorate the precinct by developing better connections between the existing shops and Hadfield Park, making it safer for cars and pedestrians, improving roads and car parking, and beautifying the area to make it a more inviting place to visit.

To do this, seven key steps are planned as part of the project:

  1. A new outdoor plaza
  2. A signalised pedestrian crossing linking the shops and Hadfield Park
  3. A new event space and car parking near the Free Library Hall to make better use of the War Memorial area
  4. New car parks near the Community Bank® Adventure Playground
  5. Footpath, parking and road improvements to Wellington Street
  6. Safety improvements to the service road entry at Watson Street
  7. Landscaping along the Northern Highway.

What do you think?

You can view the plans for the project and take our survey here.

We're also holding a Community Workshop on Thursday 21 September from 7pm-8.30pm, at the Wallan Multi-Purpose Community Centre, Youth Room, Bentinck St.

Funding partners

The project is funded by Mitchell Shire Council ($400,000), Regional Development Victoria ($1.5 million) and the Victorian Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund ($2.19 million).

Construction timelines

The bulk of the construction will take place after the busy Christmas and New Year period to minimise the impact on events and traders.

Previous consultation

The project comes following significant consultation on the Wallan Structure Plan and the Wallan Town Centre Masterplan and Urban Design Framework. There was a clear interest from the community in improving the retail area and strengthening links to the Hadfield Park area.

The heart of Wallan will soon be revitalised, but before work begins, we want to hear your thoughts on what’s planned.

The $4.09 million Wallan Town Heart project will transform the centre of Wallan into a more connected and vibrant community hub.

It is hoped the project will reinvigorate the precinct by developing better connections between the existing shops and Hadfield Park, making it safer for cars and pedestrians, improving roads and car parking, and beautifying the area to make it a more inviting place to visit.

To do this, seven key steps are planned as part of the project:

  1. A new outdoor plaza
  2. A signalised pedestrian crossing linking the shops and Hadfield Park
  3. A new event space and car parking near the Free Library Hall to make better use of the War Memorial area
  4. New car parks near the Community Bank® Adventure Playground
  5. Footpath, parking and road improvements to Wellington Street
  6. Safety improvements to the service road entry at Watson Street
  7. Landscaping along the Northern Highway.

What do you think?

You can view the plans for the project and take our survey here.

We're also holding a Community Workshop on Thursday 21 September from 7pm-8.30pm, at the Wallan Multi-Purpose Community Centre, Youth Room, Bentinck St.

Funding partners

The project is funded by Mitchell Shire Council ($400,000), Regional Development Victoria ($1.5 million) and the Victorian Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund ($2.19 million).

Construction timelines

The bulk of the construction will take place after the busy Christmas and New Year period to minimise the impact on events and traders.

Previous consultation

The project comes following significant consultation on the Wallan Structure Plan and the Wallan Town Centre Masterplan and Urban Design Framework. There was a clear interest from the community in improving the retail area and strengthening links to the Hadfield Park area.

  • Community Workshop on Thursday 21 September

    23 days ago

    Want to take part in an interactive workshop where we can show you how it all fits together and you can share your ideas on how we can make it even better?

    7-8.30pm, Wallan Multi-Purpose Community Centre, Thursday 21 September.

    Want to take part in an interactive workshop where we can show you how it all fits together and you can share your ideas on how we can make it even better?

    7-8.30pm, Wallan Multi-Purpose Community Centre, Thursday 21 September.