Flicking the switch on Maldon makeover03/03/2022
Maldon’s renewed streetscape is well on the way with new lighting installed and other key parts of the project completed, thanks to support from the Victorian Government.
The Maldon Streetscape Revitalisation project is funded by a $4.5 million grant from the Building Works package.
The project is designed to freshen up the town’s main street and shopfronts to make it more appealing for locals and visitors, while preserving its gold rush era history. Up to 17 construction jobs will be created through the project.
Works completed include custom-designed streetlights that combine heritage designs with automatic light technology, adding to Maldon’s historic gold mining past. Overhead power cables have also been converted to underground connections to avoid the risk of power outages caused by extreme weather events and bushfires.
Upgrades to footpaths, crossings, public seating and signage will be installed to make it easier for pedestrians to access the town.
The $2.7 billion Building Works package was funded in 2020 to create thousands of new jobs across the state through shovel-ready projects that make a difference to local communities.
The package was designed to provide immediate benefit to communities across the state, with more than half the projects in rural and regional Victoria – from our smallest town to our most famous natural wonders. For more information, visit Building Works package.