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Main Street Development - updated concept plans!

6th November 2020

Wakefield Regional Council is spending $1 million on main street improvements in both Balaklava and Hamley Bridge. Adelaide-based urban designers, Jensen Plus are partnering up with Council for the project.

Part of what makes country town living so inviting is the main street. Whether you’re meeting a friend for coffee, doing some shopping, or accessing services: the main street is a ‘main’ part of living, working and playing in Wakefield.

This project aims to:

  • improve the liveability and attractiveness of these main streets
  • more active, more successful and more enjoyable places for locals and visitors
  • help to facilitate progressive growth and sustain our small businesses
  • create great new spaces for people to catch up and meet up.

This project was made possible through funding received in Federal Government’s Drought Communities Programme.

Now, we’re looking for your feedback on our updated concept plans for the main streets. This is the second round of engagement and these updated plans incorporate more details on suggested colour pallets, plants and trees species and placement of street furniture.

Take a look at the plans and ideas below and give us your feedback here.

Plans for the Main Street

These documents both make up the overall concept plan for the main street projects. Please view both plans for full details on design ideas and styles for the projects.

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