More trees to sprout in Mildura city centre08/05/2023
Mildura locals and visitors will soon have more space to escape the sun and enjoy the outdoors with hundreds of trees to line the city thanks to an investment from the Victorian Government.
The Mildura CBD Urban Regener8 project will revitalise the city’s streetscape with more shade, accessibility and spaces for outdoor dining. Planting of up to 500 trees in Mildura CBD is underway, with more than 50 trees already planted.
The project is backed by a $300,000 investment from the Victorian Government’s Regional Infrastructure Fund and adds to the Government’s recent investment of $5.5 million in the Mildura Riverfront Powerhouse Precinct.
Footpaths and walkways will be created to link the CBD’s tree lined streets to the riverfront, connecting the two landmarks for locals and visitors while enhancing the visual appeal of the iconic town.
The improved streetscapes will support additional outdoor dining in Mildura in places like the Langtree Mall to stimulate spending and investment opportunities and support local restaurants and cafes to attract more patrons.
Mildura’s warm climate can reach temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius during summer, with the new trees providing additional shade for hot and sunny days.
The streetscape revitalisation is part of Mildura Rural City Council’s broader CBD plan to create a greener town with more trees, enhancing Mildura’s presence as a regional oasis along the Murray River.
The second stage of the Mildura Riverfront Powerhouse Precinct has been supported with $5.5 million through two grants from the Victorian Government including the Building Works package and the Regional Infrastructure Fund.
The project will create 34 jobs and includes upgrades to the existing Powerhouse building and the creation of a Village Square featuring an in-depth digital information platform, café, outdoor area, public facilities and carpark.
The Regional Infrastructure Fund is part of the Government’s flagship Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund. The Fund is key to the Government’s more than $36 billion investment across regional and rural Victoria since 2015.
For more information, visit Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund.