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Revitalising Buninyong Streetscape

12 August 2022

Locals and visitors to Buninyong can now enjoy better and safer streets with improved access to transport, shops and outdoor dining thanks to an investment from the Andrews Labor Government.

Minister for Regional Development Harriet Shing and Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle today visited along the upgraded Warrenheip and Learmonth Street’s which have been revitalised with $300,000 through the Labor Regional Infrastructure Fund.

The new streetscape enables easier and safer access to the town with additional car parking, repaved footpaths and street furniture.

Garden beds and vines have also been installed to complement the town’s heritage and modern buildings.

Located 10 kilometres from Ballarat, Buninyong is surrounded by farmland with many of its facilities, such as the town hall, dating back to the gold rush era.

Buninyong also features several restaurants and cafés that are set to benefit from outdoor alfresco dining spaces that are a part of the streetscape upgrades.

The streetscape upgrades will also improve pedestrian access and amenities to support Buninyong’s wide range of cultural, food and sporting events.

This includes the biennial Buninyong Festival and Buninyong Village Market which offers fresh produce, live music, food and drink offerings.

The Regional Infrastructure Fund is central to the Government’s record investment of more than $36 billion across regional and rural Victoria since 2015.

For more information on the Regional Infrastructure Fund visit rdv.vic.gov.au/rjifExternal Link .

Quotes attributable to Minister for Regional Development Harriet Shing

“Better and safer streets in Buninyong create more opportunities for locals and visitors to spend locally and enjoy everything this historic town has to offer.”

“We’re continuing to support local towns, because we know it will deliver benefits for local businesses now and into the future.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle

“This project is so important to Buninyong locals and will make a world of difference for people who want to visit the town and enjoy its variety of restaurants, cafés and events.”

“It’s so important that we support our local towns where it matters, and this streetscape upgrade is just one example of how we are helping to make community-driven projects a reality.”

Reviewed 12 August 2022

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