Redeveloped riverfront perfect gateway to the Murray
04 November 2017
Joint release with:
Federal Member for Mallee
Minister for Agriculture
Minister for Regional Development
Deputy Leader of the Government in the Legislative Council
Chief Executive Officer of Mildura Rural City Council
- Mildura’s $19 million riverfront project officially opened today
- Redevelopment has created almost 140 jobs
- The Coalition Government invested $4.8 million to the project
Mildura’s $19 million riverfront redevelopment is set to attract thousands of tourists to the Murray River and become an exceptional place for locals to enjoy their time off.
Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said the Coalition Government was improving regional communities by investing in local projects.
“This project is a significant upgrade to the riverfront, with a popular Water Play Park, shared use riverfront promenade, expansion of the Port of Mildura Wharf, and a new café,” Mr Chester said.
Federal Member for Mallee Andrew Broad said that as a community built alongside the Murray, investment in Mildura’s riverside was going to significantly boost the local economy.
“This project has already paid dividends by creating almost 140 local jobs and it’s expected to draw 150,000 visitors each year,” Mr Broad said.
Victorian Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford said the redevelopment would help drive tourism to the region.
“Visitors will have access to a range of social, recreational, and cultural experiences- from upgrades to Nowingi Place, the existing public performance and major events venue.
“We’re getting on with unlocking the great tourism potential our Murray has and giving more people the opportunity to experience the very best of Mildura,” Minister Pulford said.
Chief Executive Officer of Mildura Rural City Council Gerard José said the redevelopment project had reinvigorated our regional city’s greatest natural assets.
“We’re fortunate to live on a beautiful, wide stretch of the Murray River and it has always been a huge drawcard for locals and visitors. This project has further enhanced our riverfront setting, creating an iconic meeting point for locals and a tourism destination,” Mr José said.
The project was jointly funded by the Federal Coalition Government ($4.8 million), the Victorian Government ($12 million), and Mildura Rural City Council ($2.259 million).