Railway Precinct Upgrade
In 2008, Council completed the Victor Harbor - Railway Precinct plan, offering a vision and strategic planning direction for the town centre’s Railway Precinct area. Incorporating the creation of McLaren Lane in 2012 and the Railway Turntable site revitalisation in 2018, Railway Terrace is the next stage to be constructed.
In early 2019, landscape architecture consultancy, Oxigen, completed a comprehensive consultation phase with immediately affected property owners, relevant Council Committees, the general public and key stakeholders on the Railway Terrace Stormwater and Urban Design Project. Based on this feedback concept plans were prepared.
In June 2020, Council received financial support from the State Government's Places for People grant.
The $4.6 million redevelopment of the Railway Terrace area is marked to showcase Victor Harbor’s heritage listed buildings and Moreton Bay fig trees within a vibrant, high-use and accessible community space that can transform to host major festivals and events alongside Warland Reserve.
Underpinning the revitalised streetscape that builds on the area’s heritage and culture, is the Water Sensitive Urban Design engineering initiatives that support storm water reticulation, underground water storage tanks, water filtering and reuse methods. The upgrade is designed to transition seamlessly from adjoining Mainstreet Precinct Upgrade.
Works are expected to commence in early September 2020, and take approximately six months to complete.
Council will be selecting the construction company through a competitive tender process. Once the contractor is finalised this will be announced to the community.