Hesse Street Revitalisation

Council is calling for community feedback to guide its next steps in the Hesse Street Revitalisation project.

Click here to complete the online survey and tell Council what you value and prioritise in your ideal town centre.

You can also pick up a hard copy of the survey from Council’s offices at 50 Learmonth Street, Queenscliff, the Queenscliff Library at 54 Hesse Street, Queenscliff, and from Hesse Street businesses.

The survey will be open from Wednesday 5 December 2018 until 11:59pm on Monday 28 January 2019.

Hard copy surveys should be returned in person to Council’s offices at 50 Learmonth Street, Queenscliff or by mail to PO Box 93, Queenscliff 3225.

Background and more 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 will prompt people to identify and prioritise what they care about most in their ideal town centre. The responses will 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 will conduct further face to face assessments in January 2019. Following these, 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.

The community priorities report will 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.