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Victor Harbor Mainstreet Precinct Upgrade

Activating our mainstreet precinct

The Mainstreet Precinct Upgrade will see the heart of Victor Harbor’s Town Centre transformed into a vibrant public space that celebrates the town’s character, encourages more activity and improves links with other areas of the town centre.

The project will be undertaken over a number of years, and will be based on the framework outlined with the City of Victor Harbor’s Mainstreet Precinct Master Plan which outlines streetscape designs for Ocean, Coral, McKinlay and Stuart Streets.

In 2016, Council completed stage one of the upgrade (the intersection of Ocean and Coral streets). To celebrate the completion of the first stage a community street party was held and attended by hundreds of people.

Preparations for stage two of the upgrade are underway. Stage two of the upgrade links to stage one, extending from the northern entrance to Ocean Street to the end of stage one. Similar to the intersection upgrade, stage two will involve new paving, feature lighting, garden beds, street furniture, landscaping, public art and drainage.

View the concept plans for stage two of the upgrade.

Commencement of stage two

Details on the timing and cost of the works for stage two of the upgrade will depend on the result of the tender process and the successful contractor. However, council is working towards a May 2019 start date.

Download the Frequently Asked Questions fact sheet.

As the project progresses further information will be provided on this webpage.

About the design

The Mainstreet Precinct upgrade design draws upon Victor Harbor’s local marine environment and maritime history.

Central to the design, particularly stage one, has been the analogy of the whale. Southern Right Whales are iconic to Victor Harbor, migrating to the area each year. This event has been a continuous part of Victor Harbor’s history and culture for hundreds, if not thousands of years.

The design of the Mainstreet Precinct celebrates the Southern Right Whale. The dimensions of the intersection (Stage 1) and landscaped nodes reflect the size of a mature Southern Right Whale, providing an understanding of the extreme size of the animal as a part of the design.

The landscape and drainage system reflects the baleen plates of the whales that are used for filtering food. In addition the various planting beds form a distinctive organic pattern along the street, emulating barnacle clusters that form across the head of the whale.

The unique street lights represent the whale’s ribs, while some of the seating reflects the idea of whale bones.

Mainstreet Precinct Upgrade - Stage 1

Photos: WAX Design / Photographer Simon Vaughan.

Downloads

Victor Harbor Mainstreet Precinct Master Plan(20502 kb)
Victor Harbor Mainstreet Precinct Public Art Strategy(15459 kb)
Mainstreet Precinct Master Plan - Staging Information(437 kb)
Mainstreet Precinct Upgrade Stage Two - Detailed Concept Plan(2823 kb) 
Mainstreet Precinct Upgrade Stage 2 - Frequently Asked Questions(162 kb)

More information

Further questions about the Victor Harbor Mainstreet Precinct Upgrade should be directed to Council's Strategic Policy Planner, David Read via localgov@victor.sa.gov.au or (08) 8551 0500.

 

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