McKenzie Street the Pride of Melton
24 November 2017
Joint release with:
Senator for Victoria
Victorian Minister for Regional Development
Mayor of City of Melton
- The latest upgrades to Melton's town centre officially unveiled today
- The McKenzie Street project includes new footpaths and lighting
- The Coalition Government invested $5.55 million in the project
The latest stage of a multi-million dollar upgrade of the Melton town centre has been officially unveiled today, with new footpaths and lighting along McKenzie Street.
Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said McKenzie Street was one of four key locations in the town centre being redeveloped through the $13.42 million Pride of Melton project.
“This project has vastly improved public space in Melton while creating 30 permanent local jobs and another 29 construction jobs,” Mr Chester said.
Senator for Victoria, Jane Hume, said the project will upgrade infrastructure such as public WiFi, which will soon be accessible from more areas including the Melton Green and amphitheatre.
“All Australians need to be connected to technology and the most efficient ways of doing business. to support economic development in Melton and regional Victoria,” Senator Hume said.
Victorian Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford said the project also provides connections to the key shopping precinct, visitor information centre, bus interchange and Library.
“The McKenzie Street development revitalises the public space in Melton, providing public green spaces, signs and public seating,” Ms Pulford said.
Mayor of the City of Melton Bob Turner said the upgrades have helped rejuvenate the Melton Town Centre.
“The renovations will help make the Melton Town Centre come to life, while creating a vibrant and safe space for traders, locals and visitors to enjoy,” Cr Turner said.
The Commonwealth Government invested $5.55 million in the project. The Victorian Government provided $3.77 million and the Melton City Council contributed $4.1 million.