Works to revitalise the streetscape of the Morwell Central Business District (CBD) are now complete.
Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester officially opened the Morwell CBD revitalisation project today and said it would benefit pedestrians, road users and local shop owners.
“There had been extensive work long Commercial Road and Tarwin Street to create a more pedestrian friendly and attractive CBD,” Mr Chester said.
“The Federal Government committed $1.75 million towards the project to create a more accessible and communal space for those working, shopping and living in Morwell to use,” Mr Chester said.
“The revitalisation includes 12 parklets as well as a community gathering space in Tarwin Street, complete with a shade structure, café seating and casual seating.
“This project was not a fantastic investment in community infrastructure, but also supported local jobs with 12 jobs during construction and the creation of 14 ongoing positions.
“Morwell has faced many challenges in recent years with the closure of the Hazelwood Power Station and projects such as this supports local businesses and jobs while boosting the regional economy.”
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the Australian Government’s $1,750,000 investment in community infrastructure would provide long term benefits to Morwell.
“Following this investment, the Morwell city precinct has been enlivened into an attractive, vibrant and dynamic green-garden destination,” Mr McCormack said.
“This couples with the improvement in local infrastructure which enables for better public mobility and allows for more public transport.”
The Federal Government provided $1.75 million towards the $3.5 million with Latrobe Valley Authority contributing $1 million and Regional Development Victoria $750,000. Latrobe City administered the project.