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Transformation of Sebastopol underway


The streets of Sebastopol will be cleaner, greener and more accessible thanks to the Victorian Government’s commitment to transform the growth suburb in Ballarat.

The Victoria-Albert Streets Precinct Streetscape is one of thirteen successful initiatives that form the Government’s $5 million Spotlight on Sebastopol program to help transform the area.

The upgrades to the precinct will take place north of Birdwood Avenue to Ophir Street and include more accessible footpaths and pedestrian crossings, more car parking, new paving, signage, landscaping and planting of 80 trees.

The streetscapes aim to make the precinct easier to use, safer and more welcoming, with the final designs to go to tender following consultation with the local community and nearby businesses.

The project is part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to revitalise the growth area, which is also supporting an accessible bike path connecting Hertford Street and the Sebastopol Public Art Project.

The Spotlight on Sebastopol program is also increasing the suburb’s tree canopy through the Urban Renewable project with more than 1300 trees planted across key streets in Sebastopol.

Work will begin on the Yarrowee River Access project and MR Power Park later this year with designs underway on other projects such as the community garden at Phoenix Community College.

The Spotlight on Sebastopol program is backed by detailed community consultation, including a local community reference group that has helped lead the project’s design and guide investment.

The Spotlight on Sebastopol program forms part of the Government’s record investment of almost $36 billion in rural and regional Victoria since 2015. For more information, visit Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund.