Mildura riverfront development powers ahead31/03/2021
Locals and visitors to Mildura will have a more vibrant and accessible CBD and riverfront to enjoy, thanks to support from the Victorian Government.The $5.5 million Powerhouse Precinct is the second stage of the Mildura riverfront development and includes the revitalisation of the existing Powerhouse building and the creation of a village square consisting of a visitor kiosk, café, outdoor area, public amenities and carpark.
The project’s early works are underway, including pathways throughout the village square area, while the designs for the main works at the square have been endorsed by the Council.
Construction for the main village works are due to start with the creation of a carpark and roundabout on Hugh King Drive from midyear and are expected to be completed by the middle of next year.
Concurrently, the early works package for the revitalisation of the Powerhouse building have been approved with construction of the internal works expected to start mid-year.
The Victorian Government’s investment in the project includes $5 million towards the million village square riverfront development 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.
The Building Works package is designed to provide immediate and lasting 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 Victorian Government has invested a further $500,000 to revitalise the Powerhouse building thanks to the Regional Infrastructure Fund, which is part of the flagship Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund. The fund is key to the Government’s $8 billion investment across regional and rural Victoria unveiled in the Victorian Budget 2020/21 to support communities to come back stronger than ever.