Hesse Street Revitalisation

Council thanks everybody who has provided feedback on values and priorities for the revitalisation of Hesse Street.

Please note that the Hesse Street survey has now closed.

Background and further information

At the Ordinary Meeting held on 20 September 2018, Council endorsed a project plan for infrastructure improvements in Hesse Street. Click here to read the project plan on page 21 of the Minutes of the 20 September Ordinary Meeting.

Council held a Hesse Street Revitalisation Stakeholder Workshop with local traders in late October 2018. The workshop included discussion with local traders and commercial property owners to develop an understanding of what they like and don’t like about Hesse Street, and generate ideas for possible improvement. An outline of the intended process for community consultation, development of concept plans and overall project timelines was also provided.

The Workshop was followed up by face to face Place Experience (PX) Assessments conducted along Hesse Street in November 2018 by independent research agency, Place Score. The face to face assessments asked respondents to rate how well Hesse Street is performing.

Place Score also prepared the Hesse Street survey, which prompted people to identify and prioritise what they care about most in their ideal town centre. The responses reflect the needs and values of the people who work in, shop in and visit Hesse Street and guide Council’s next steps in the revitalisation project.

Place Score conducted further face to face assessments in January 2019. Information from the survey and both rounds of face to face assessments will be collated and analysed to identify and report community priorities for Hesse Street, which will in turn form the basis of a brief for the preparation of concept design plans for Hesse Street.

Based on the current project plan, it is anticipated that concept plans would be presented to Council at the Ordinary Meeting on 20 June 2019. If the concept plans are adopted, Council would then investigate funding options for the works proposed in the concept plans.