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Mall upgrade welcomes new place in Shepparton

17/05/2022

A bright and vibrant playground with a slide, climbing equipment and leapfrog installation nestled between buildings and shaded by autumn trees.Shepparton’s Maude Street Mall redevelopment continues to take shape with the opening of the new playground at Fraser Street.

Shepparton’s Maude Street Mall redevelopment continues to take shape with the opening of the new playground at Fraser Street.

The brightly coloured playground creates an accessible space for children and families to enjoy year-round, complete with stepping stones, a slide and climbing equipment.

The Maude Street Mall redevelopment will deliver a more vibrant shopping precinct and create more jobs in Shepparton, thanks to support from the Victorian Government.

The revamp is being made possible by a $3.75 million investment from the Regional Infrastructure Fund - Stimulus Round.
The project will support the precinct to become a key hub for Shepparton locals and visitors with the installation of public art, paved events areas, and outdoor seating. New garden areas and trees will also be planted to give the area a fresh look.

A new one-way road, on-street parking and modern street furniture will also be built as part of the plan to attract more visitors to the Shepparton CBD. These works are on track for completion in November, with the northern section of the mall due to be re-opened to pedestrians in July, followed by the southern section in August.

The central and Stewart Street sections of the mall will be the last to be completed, with welcoming shelters and a flexible performance space to accommodate a range of activities.

The construction period is expected to generate 16 direct jobs and 37 indirect jobs, with 299 additional retail-related jobs anticipated in the longer term through the attraction of new businesses to the area once the project is completed.

The project is being delivered in partnership with the City of Greater Shepparton, which engaged the local community during planning for the redevelopment.

The Regional Infrastructure Fund is part of the Government’s flagship Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund, which helps businesses create more jobs in regional Victoria, supports community projects and helps councils to build the infrastructure locals need.

The Fund is key to the Government’s almost $30 billion investment across regional and rural Victoria since 2015.

For more information, visit Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund.



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