Draft plans released for Cobden facelift

Published on 12 October 2020

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Cobden residents are being asked to comment on concepts developed for the town’s rejuvenation project. Corangamite Shire Chief Executive Officer Andrew Mason said residents could see the concept plans and leave their comments on Council’s website.

“The concept was developed from ideas and priorities raised in the surveys with the Cobden community earlier in the year,” Mr Mason said.

“Earlier this year we invited community members to contribute their ideas as to what should be included in the project and they came up with 31 ideas. These were given a rough costing and we went back to the community with a survey in May. “There were about 60 responses with varying opinions on the project elements and the concept plan has sought to find the right balance of those opinions.

“We hope to get a good response from the people who use the town centre so the end result reflects their needs. The goal is to improve amenity and the ability for Cobden residents to go about their daily business safely and conveniently.

“The plans will be available for comment over the next four weeks. After community members have shared their feedback, detailed designs will be finalised and tenders sought for the work. Construction is expected to happen early next year.”

Proposed works include:

  • Address slippery surfaces
  • Improve outstands
  • New and upgraded accessible car parking spaces
  • Directional signage at roundabout
  • Directional signage for long vehicle parking at Apex Park
  • Hinged banner poles
  • Creative street furniture
  • Wider car spaces
  • Curdie Street
    • additional seating and replacement
    • footpath replacement
    • upgraded plantings
    • street art
  • Victoria Street:
    • footpath and kerb and channel renewal
    • removal of trees and development of nature strip on east side
      (Curdie Street to Silvester Street)
  • Adams Street
    • Additional car parks, including for long vehicles

Mr Mason said the road surface was a VicRoads responsibility and was being addressed separately from this project.

To see the designs and leave your comments, click here. Submissions close at noon on Friday 6 November.