CONSTRUCTION of a new streetscape in Venus Bay will be commencing soon after a contract was approved to award at last week’s Council Meeting.
The tourism precinct redevelopment will include pedestrian pathways along Jupiter Boulevard and Centre Road to link key places of interest such as Jupiter Boulevard Park, shops, caravan park, and the community centre.
Designed to be more pedestrian friendly, the redevelopment works will include a zebra crossing and other traffic calming measures.
Car parking will be retained close to the commercial centre but will be reconfigured in places.
The streetscape works will also include road and footpath reconstruction and the installation of new stormwater drainage, pits, pipes and property connections. New energy- fficient streetlighting will also be installed.
The project was awarded to BJ’s Earthmoving at a cost of $1.72M and is expected to commence in June 2023.
Cr Nathan Hersey, Mayor South Gippsland Shire Council said, “The Tourism Precinct works in Venus Bay will provide residents and visitors with an updated commercial strip. The area will have increased visual appeal and improved pedestrian safety. Importantly, the less visible improvements like the stormwater drainage will help provide long-term benefits for the local community.”