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Key revitalisation projects underway in central Victoria

05/11/2020

Works on important projects revitalising the central Victorian communities of Avoca and Maryborough are underway, boosting local economies, creating jobs and making our regional towns better places to live, work and visit.

The $750,000 Activate Avoca Stage 1 revitalisation led by Pyrenees Shire Council has been supported with $500,000 from the Victorian Government’s Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund, and will include new paths, better signage, new communal spaces, and improved accessibility.

The works will create 17 full time equivalent jobs during construction and will make Avoca an attractive destination for visitors to stop and enjoy the town. The first stage of the upgrade is due for completion early next year.

Plans are also underway for the $127,000 transformation of the historical Maryborough Station Building into a community hub with a new co-working facility for small businesses and relocation of the town’s Visitor Information Centre.

Construction for the Maryborough Station building upgrade is due to start early next year, thanks to $50,000 from the Government’s Stronger Regional Communities Program, which is also part of the Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund and invests in community-led projects that support economic growth.

Locally-led projects such as Activate Avoca and the revitalisation of the Maryborough Station building are designed to create jobs and provide lasting economic benefits for their communities and the broader region.



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