Published on 10 May 2021
Queenscliff locals and visitors will be able to enjoy a safer and more scenic Hesse Street thanks to the completion of redevelopment works on the southern end of the road.
A joint initiative of all three levels of government, the $1.4 million project has seen the construction of new footpaths and pedestrian crossings, formalised car parking, the undergrounding of power lines and new landscaping works.
Victorian Minister for Training and Skills and Higher Education Gayle Tierney, Senator for Victoria Sarah Henderson, and Member for Corangamite Libby Coker joined Borough Mayor Ross Ebbels last Friday to plant the final tree in the new streetscape and declare the project officially open.
Minister Tierney, who represented Member for Bellarine Lisa Neville MP at the opening, said, "The new pedestrian crossing, footpaths and lower speed limits will make Hesse Street a safer place for everyone, especially families and older residents."
The improved street includes additional street trees, energy-efficient lighting and environmentally sensitive upgrades. Member for Corangamite Libby Coker, who helped plant one of the final trees as part of the opening, said that environmental features were important to many local residents. "Having seen some of the feedback that went into the Borough's draft climate emergency response plan, I'm excited to see more tree coverage and sustainable infrastructure playing a central role in this project’s development,” Ms Coker said.
Residents and visitors can view the works in Hesse Street, Queenscliff, south of the King Street intersection. More information about the project is available on Council's website.