Hamley Bridge and Balaklava Main Street upgrades
Our first Main Street upgrades – at Hamley Bridge and Balaklava – have activated our town centres by providing safe, attractive and accessible places for people.
The projects were part of the Activate Wakefield successful $500,000 Drought Communities Extension Program grant, with Council contributing a further $450,000 to bring the projects to life. Further funding of $592,000 through the Federal Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program was used to undertake the major street works.
Council understands the importance of rejuvenating town centres so it can position the region for future growth and business investment opportunities. Works and features in both towns include:
- Essential repairs for high profile buildings
- Lighting display for high profile buildings
- Repainting facades using appropriate heritage colours
- Outdoor dining locations
- New street furniture
- New kerbing and road improvements
- Footpath upgrades
- Planting trees and ‘greening’ our streets
- Planter boxes created by local men sheds
Further main street projects are planned as part of our Wakefield 2030 Community Plan.