Riverfront Transformation Begins
16 July 2014
Joint release with:
Federal Member for Mallee
Transformation of Mildura's riverfront is on its way, with works starting on the $18.3 million development of the Mildura Ornamental Lake Precinct today.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said the Australian Government had committed $4.8 million to the community-focused project.
“Mildura's Ornamental Lake Precinct is already one of the region's most loved spaces and this development will create a world class riverfront destination for Mildura, making it a focus for cultural, tourism, recreation and sporting activities,” Mr Truss said.
“It will also strengthen the local economy by creating more than 20 jobs during construction and the potential for ongoing positions in the foreseeable future.”
Federal Member for Mallee Andrew Broad said the river was one of the region's greatest assets and this project will unlock Mildura's riverfront precincts and boost tourism and private investment in the region.
“Over the next 10 months the Ornamental Lake precinct on Hugh King Drive will be reinvigorated, creating a connection between the CBD and the riverfront,” Mr Broad said.
“This connection will allow improved access to the riverfront for locals and become a drawcard for tourists, with the inclusion of interactive water sports and attractions.
“The completed project will promote a community that celebrates its past, present and future, giving Mildura an even stronger identity.”
The Victorian Government has committed $12 million and the Mildura Rural City Council has committed $1.5 million to the Mildura Riverfront Precinct Development.