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Re-elected Coalition to revitalise Stanhope CBD

07 November 2014

Stanhope’s central business district will be revitalised under a re-elected Victorian Coalition Government, The Nationals candidate for Euroa Steph Ryan announced today.

Ms Ryan said a re-elected Coalition Government would provide $189,292 from the $1 billion Regional Growth Fund to the Stanhope Hub Revitalisation Project, which would transform the Stanhope CBD into a vibrant and modern attraction for locals and visitors.

Along with about $199,000 in funding from Campaspe Shire Council, the project will include:

  • A public art space;
  • New public toilet facilities;
  • Business and tourism signage;
  • Access paths and parking;
  • Landscaping; and
  • Upgrades to existing street furniture, footpaths and plantings in Birdwood Avenue.

“A particularly exciting part of this project is the arts space, which will hold rotating exhibitions showcasing local artistic talent, unique local collections, memorabilia and artefacts,” Ms Ryan said.

“This, along with the upgrades to CBD amenities and parking, will attract more visitors to stop in and spend the day at Stanhope rather than driving through – spending money at local shops and cafes while they are here.

“The Nationals, as part of a Coalition Government, believe it is important to revitalise CBD facilities in regional Victoria. It helps to create a more vibrant atmosphere in the town, attract more visitors and new residents, and boost the local economy.

“I am proud that the Coalition Government will invest in this great project for Stanhope if re-elected on November 29.

Member for Rodney Paul Weller said the Stanhope CBD revitalisation project had been driven by the local community.

“It has been a priority for Stanhope residents to see a rest stop constructed for tourists so they can stop and take a break in the town rather than driving through. 

"This idea has now evolved into a revitalisation of the CBD, which is a fantastic outcome,” Mr Weller said.

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