A $1.5 million facelift of Rosedale is now complete, including streetscape improvements and upgrades to Willow Park, with the official opening today.
Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester secured $1 million in Federal Government funding towards the project to encourage more people to visit and stay in Rosedale.
Mr Chester said the $1.5 million facelift includes a new toilet block, picnic shelter, a new shared path connecting the CBD and Willow Park and sealing of the road into Willow Park to improve access for caravans and motorhomes.
“Local businesses rely on passing traffic and these upgrades will make Rosedale a more attractive place to stop, take a break and enjoy everything the town has to offer,” Mr Chester said.
Mr Chester secured a further $1 million from the Federal Government to build a new roundabout in Rosedale to improve road safety.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the Federal Liberal and Nationals Government’s $1 million investment had supported 100 jobs during construction and would create 10 ongoing jobs in the region.
“The revitalised streetscape will increase visitor numbers and trade, providing a further boost to the local economy,” Mr McCormack said.
Wellington Mayor Alan Hall said revegetation along the Latrobe River and Willow Park entrance would provide a welcoming experience for visitors and locals.
“With new public facilities and picnic areas, Willow Park will be the perfect place for people to gather with friends and family,” Cr Hall said.
The project was jointly funded with the Federal Liberal and Nationals Government providing $1 million and Wellington Shire Council $506,679.