Mildura Riverfront Precinct Redevelopment
Published on 05 February 2015
Mildura’s most exciting public works project will connect our town to the river and create a unique space that has the potential to be a tourist destination in its own right. The two-staged redevelopment aims to establish Mildura as Victoria’s most significant inland river city.
An $18.3 million redevelopment of a 1.2 km stretch of riverfront parklands. Managed by Council, works on Stage One commenced in October 2013 and will continue until April 2016.
Stage One will reinvigorate a 1.2 km stretch of parklands and facilities between the Nowingi Place near the George Chaffey Bridge and the Powerhouse next to Jaycee Park. It will also connect the river to Mildura’s CBD at Langtree Avenue via a pedestrian promenade that crosses the existing railway line.
State Government $12 million
Federal Government $4.8 million
Council $1.5 million
Total $18.3 million
Key project elements
- Pedestrian access from Langtree Avenue to the riverfront across existing railway line
- Redevelopment of the Mildura Rowing Club
- Promenade and shared pathways connecting key sites within the precinct
- Ornamental Lake redevelopment incorporating water play and upgrade to existing lake
- Skate Park landscaping and amenity upgrades
- New and improved shaded areas for recreation activities with BBQs and seating
- Improved safety and security
- Spaces that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and abilities
- Way finding signage, art, lighting and landscaping that represents and celebrates our unique community, heritage and natural environment
- Upgraded lighting, public amenities, landscaping and improved access to power and water across the precinct
Community Reference Group
A Community Reference Group was appointed in August 2012 to collect and share ideas on the redevelopment and help set priorities. Membership includes 20 representatives from local organisations and four individual community members (selected through a public Expression of Interest process).
The group has been meeting since September 2012 and will continue to meet throughout the design process to ensure the proposal developed meets community needs.
Stage 2 is managed by Regional Development Victoria and takes in around nine hectares of land alongside the railway line between Madden Avenue and Walnut Avenue.
In 2012 Places Victoria reviewed and updated the 2010 Riverfront Masterplan. The revised Masterplan identifies a new pedestrian connection from Langtree Avenue to the riverfront, upgraded Rowing Club lawns area and new Tourism Centre with restaurant, café and gallery. A supporting business case was developed and submitted to the State Government for funding consideration in 2013.
In May 2013 the State Government reaffirmed $5 million for the connection of the city to the river which will be delivered as part of Stage 1.
Outstanding components of the Stage 2 Masterplan require further funding before they can commence. The plan is flexible and can respond to economic and market changes and as funding becomes available over time.