The main street of Margaret River is set for a major upgrade thanks to a $5.5 million State Government Royalties for Regions investment, as part of the 2016-17 State Budget.
Regional Development Minister Terry Redman said the redevelopment of a stretch of Bussell Highway, which goes through the town centre of Margaret River, would make the town centre more accessible and visitor friendly.
"Margaret River residents and visitors will benefit from improved parking and safer pedestrian access through the town's main business district," Mr Redman said.
"Works will include improvements to Bussell Highway between Tunbridge and Walcliffe roads, improved pathways, on-street parking upgrades, intersection improvements and landscaping works, including new street trees, plants, street furniture and paving.
"A large roundabout will also be built where Walcliffe Road intersects with Bussell Highway."
The main street upgrade comes after the Government's committed late last year to fund the completion of the Margaret River Perimeter Road, which will allow heavy vehicles to bypass the town completely.
Treasurer Mike Nahan said the Main Street redevelopment was a key project in Margaret River's SuperTowns growth plan and was being funded through the $600 million Growing Our South initiative.
Dr Nahan said it was made possible by the State Government's earlier commitment of $58.3 million from Growing Our South to complete the Margaret River Perimeter Road, which would divert heavy vehicles away from the town centre.
"The $600 million Growing Our South initiative continues to build a stronger economy by increasing investment, attracting new businesses and visitors, and creating jobs and opportunities for people living and working in regional Western Australia," he said.
The Margaret River Main Street redevelopment is expected to be completed in 2018-19.
$600 million will be invested through the Growing Out South initiative to revitalise the Peel, Great Southern, Wheatbelt and South-West regions
Since 2008, the State Government has invested $6.9 billion into more than 3,700 Royalties for Regions-funded projects and programs, including transfers to the Future Fund and other Special Purpose Accounts
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