STAGE ONE - Median strip renewal
The first stage of the streetscape renewal plan aims to deliver a portion of the project in the immediate term which utilises an existing funding agreement with the Federal government.
Within the 2020/21 budget, the Strathbogie Shire Council approved funding for works to be under taken to renew and improve existing streetscapes within the shire.
This allocation has been supported by a grant from the Federal Government .
Effective streetscape design is an integral part of shaping a community’s identity, increasing civic pride and improving a sense of well-being and belonging. Areas for improvement may include but are not limited to; town entry features, street furniture, planting, pedestrian/traffic circulation and safety, public art , lighting, general wayfinding and signage.
The study area includes intersections at both ends of this street.
This document presents a conceptual streetscape renewal plan for the town of Violet Town.
The intention of this streetscape renewal plan is to provide a visual guide for future streetscape development, rather than a literal or specific representation of works to be completed.
The recommendations include streetscape projects which can be implemented progressively as well as a palette of streetscape materials, finishes, fixtures and landscaping recommendations that work to maintain streetscape consistency, improve functionality and amenity and reflect a sense of identity and character for the area.
The project concentrates on the public realm, which includes the components of the streets and footpaths. Building facades are not included.
Violet Town is a quiet, picturesque town, with a strong connection to the arts and music. The main commercial precinct maintains historic buildings and a central tree lined street, creating an uncongested and relaxed village feel.
Visitors are drawn to Violet Town for the monthly market that injects energy and movement within the town. The railway forms a large par t of the town’s history as is evident in the memorial for the Southern Aurora train crash.
Consideration of traffic calming and pedestrian safety should b e considered in the future streetscape renewal.