Paving the way for arts and culture along Sixth Street

Media Release

FN035/2017

10 March 2017

Joint release with:

Tony Pasin

Federal Member for Barker

  • $3.4 million invested in the revitalisation of Sixth Street in Murray Bridge
  • Transformative shared space allows community and art events to be safely run by closing off road with movable street furniture.
  • Project funded under the Coalition Government's National Stronger Regions Fund.

The newly revitalised Sixth Street opened in Murray Bridge today, paving the way for both vehicles and pedestrians to safely cohabit the space.

Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash said the project provides the community with a modern, vibrant space able to be transformed into an inclusive arts and cultural area.

“One of its key design features is the addition of movable street furniture that can be used to block off the road so residents and visitors can experience and participate in local arts and cultural events,” Minister Nash said.

“I aim to build the types of regional communities our children and grandchildren either want to stay in or come back to, and the ability to showcase local arts and cultural diversity definitely helps do that.

Federal Member for Barker Tony Pasin joined the residents of Murray Bridge for the official opening today and praised the project team for delivering on this vision for the local region.

“I am also proud to see that locally produced Kanmantoo Bluestone was used in the new road surfaces—boosting local industry and the economy,” Mr Pasin said.

“The economic and social benefits of using locally produced materials goes a long way in improving the region and ensuring that projects like this one provide real dividends to the community.”

The project was jointly funded by the Australian Government and the South Australian State Government, each contributing $1.7 million.