New streetscape, car parks and community art to revitalise Hastings
Published on 06 June 2018
Mornington Peninsula Shire Mayor Councillor Bryan Payne and Cerberus Ward Councillor Kate Roper, joined Daniel Mulino MP - Member for Eastern Victoria to turn the first sod of the Hastings Streetscape Renewal Project.
The project will revitalise the Hastings commercial strip and activity centre, creating a more vibrant, attractive and usable space for pedestrian and commercial activity. The full project works include;
- Streetscape works along High Street between Queen Street and Marine Parade
- Five laneway revitalisation projects
- King Street toilet facility replacement
- King Street car park construction
The project is funded by a State Government contribution of $1.9 million through the Growing Suburbs Fund and $1.9 million in matched funding from Mornington Peninsula Shire.
Shire Mayor Councillor Bryan Payne said the project is the most significant infrastructure investment in Hastings in over 10 years “this is a major revitalisation of the commercial centre of Hastings.
“It will boost business and modernise the centre, attracting more people to spend time within the township”.
Cerberus Ward Councillor Kate Roper said “I have enjoyed working closely with our community, Chamber of Commerce and project group to provide input on the implementation.
“Council has heard community feedback on parking and we will not be changing to parallel parking on High Street.
“The project also provides an exciting opportunity to tell the rich history of fishing, industry, farming and indigenous culture in Hastings throughout the laneways”.
The project will be carried out in stages and is due for completion December 2019.
To learn more about this exciting project visit: mornpen.vic.gov.au/majorprojects
PICTURE DETAILS (L – R): The Shire’s Manager of Project Delivery Derek Rotter, Secretary of Western Port Chamber of Commerce & Industry Inc. Karen Mann, Project Manager Darren Simnett, Daniel Mulino MP, Urban Designer James Bryan, Shire Mayor Councillor Bryan Payne and Cerberus Ward Councillor Roper at the official sod turning for the Hastings Streetscape Renewal Project.