Stage One is an $18.3 million project that will connect the riverfront with Mildura's CBD and enhance 1.2km of parklands between the Nowingi Place and the Powerhouse.
It will connect the river to Mildura’s CBD at Langtree Avenue via a pedestrian promenade that crosses the existing railway line and leads down to the riverfront. A 1.2km stretch of parklands and facilities between the Nowingi Place near the George Chaffey Bridge and the Powerhouse next to Jaycee Park will also be enhanced as part of Stage 1.
The project aims to connect the city to the river and reinvigorate the space by enhancing and building on existing assets within the parklands.
Key elements of Stage 1 include:
• Pedestrian access from Langtree Avenue to the riverfront across the existing railway line
• Redevelopment of the Mildura Rowing Club including a café
• Shared pathways connecting key sites within the precinct
• Ornamental Lakes redevelopment incorporating water play and possible wetland
• Upgraded lighting, public amenities, landscaping and improved access to power and water around the Nowingi Place
• Skate Park landscaping and amenity upgrades
• Access for all abilities and transport modes throughout the parklands
• Boardwalk and river lookout
• Way finding e.g. signage
• Shaded areas for recreation activities
• Improved safety and security
• Spaces that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and abilities
• A space that represents and celebrates our unique community, heritage and natural environment
Stage One Project Funding
State Government: $12 million
Federal Government: $4.8 million
Council: $1.5 million
TOTAL $18.3 million
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.