Life's a beach for Cohuna locals and visitors11/03/2021
Locals and visitors to the town of Cohuna in northern Victoria will have a more vibrant and accessible CBD and waterfront to enjoy, thanks to support from the Victorian Government.
Minister for Regional Development Mary-Anne Thomas was today joined by representatives from the Gannawarra Shire Council to tour the much-anticipated works underway at the Cohuna waterfront.
Works include a new beach which recently opened and includes 150-metres of sand and two jetties which has proved a hit with locals over the summer months.
In addition to the waterfront upgrades, works to improve Cohuna’s central business district include boardwalks, an all ability playground and active playground equipment.
The next stage of the project will create boardwalk connections between the township and the Gunbower Creek water’s edge, followed by further boardwalk connections to the Sport and Recreational facilities areas.
The significant infrastructure works will connect to the town’s park and creek to encourage greater engagement with the hospitality sector, Gunbower Island, driving new business activity.
It is estimated that the project will create 76 full time equivalent roles during the build, 45 in construction and 31 in support services. The completion date is expected to be mid-2022.
The Victorian Government has invested $1.7 million towards the $3.4 million Cohuna waterfront revitalisation from the $2.7 billion Building Works fund, established last year to stimulate jobs and investment across the state in response to the economic impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19).
The Building Works package is 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.
The shovel-ready projects will create jobs now and provide lasting benefits in response to the economic challenges brought about by coronavirus (COVID-19), drought and bushfires.