South-West Minister Norm Marlborough today handed over a cheque to the Shire of Harvey so they can begin designing a new town square precinct.
“This $16,500 cheque will pay for stage one of the ‘Brunswick Junction Town Plan’, which was launched late last year to improve the town centre,” Mr Marlborough said.
“Thousands of vehicles pass through Brunswick each year and we aim to encourage more of these people to stop and enjoy the town’s friendly character, as well as enhancing the experience of living and working in the community.”
The detailed designs will enable the shire to begin work replacing street signs and creating the ‘The Junction’ - a new town square on the corner of Ommaney and Ridley Roads.
“‘The Junction’ will be a perfect location for markets, entertainment and alfresco dining with raised roadways easing traffic past the area,” the Minister said.
Themed signage, a street mall, new picnic shelters and barbeques, improved traffic conditions and an interactive children’s playground are just some of the changes recommended in the plan to give Brunswick its own unique atmosphere.
Future stages of the project also include an open air dairy hall of fame, to be known as ‘The Milking Shed’, which will showcase Brunswick’s rich agricultural and dairy history.
“This contribution towards the revitalisation of Brunswick is proof of the Carpenter Government’s commitment to an ongoing urban renewal process being implemented throughout the South-West,” Mr Marlborough said.
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