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Wagga Road Revitalisation

Important works to make Lavington a more attractive place to live, invest and do business will begin in January 2020 with the start of stage two of the Wagga Road beautification project.

Beginning on 28 January, the works will revitalise the section of road between Kaylock Road and Barlow Street.

The project will include:

  • Tree planting and landscaping on the road edges to create an avenue effect
  • A new road surface over the existing surface
  • New central medians containing trees consistent with those planted in stage 1 of the Wagga Road beautification from the Five Ways to Kaylock Road
  • A landscaped service lane median between McDonald Road and Barlow Street
  • A new pedestrian refuge between Dick Road and Barlow Street
  • More parking spaces in the McDonald Road and Barlow Street area
  • Kerb and guttering works
  • New drainage pipework and pits

We are delivering the project in partnership with the NSW Government contributing $2M under the Regional Growth Fund’s Growing Local Economies Program. Council is contributing $2.5M.

By improving parking, making it easier for pedestrians to visit businesses and improving the area’s visual appeal, the project is designed to breathe new life into the precinct and encourage shoppers to buy from local businesses.

It’s hoped the program will also help to attract new businesses to the area.

The project is part of a wider strategy to improve the economic performance and attractiveness of the Lavington CBD to create jobs, improve safety and reduce business vacancy rates. It will deliver 31 ongoing jobs and create approximately $5.1M in net community benefits.

Extensive consultation has been undertaken with businesses and residents, including community discussion forums in June and July 2019, and January 2020.

The works will be carried out by Excell Gray Bruni with a targeted completion date of 5 June 2020.

Stage 1 of the Wagga Road beautification project from Urana Road to Kaylock Road was completed in 2016 .

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