Stage 2 of the Mainstreet upgrade in Ocean Street, Victor Harbor will start in May

Stage 2: City of Victor Harbor mayor Moira Jenkins with Outside Ideas' Andrew Phillips and Tom Pullman.
Stage 2: City of Victor Harbor mayor Moira Jenkins with Outside Ideas' Andrew Phillips and Tom Pullman.

The company which delivered Stage 1 of the City of Victor Harbor's Mainstreet Precinct upgrade in 2016, will also deliver Stage 2, starting in May.

The City of Victor Harbor appointed South Australian based company Outside Ideas to deliver Stage 2 of the Victor Harbor Mainstreet Precinct Upgrade.

Outside Ideas has been involved in many major projects, including Stage Two of the Hindley Street Redevelopment, the Goodwood Road upgrade and the Sixth Street Redevelopment at Murray Bridge.

City of Victor Harbor mayor Moira Jenkins said Outside Ideas delivered Stage 1 through one of the wettest winter’s Victor Harbor experienced for a long time in 2016.

"It certainly wasn’t the easiest conditions to deliver such a significant civil project, yet the Outside Ideas’ team showed great professionalism and expertise," Dr Jenkins said.

"Through their work on Stage 1, Outside Ideas have a great appreciation of our local area and the needs of traders within the Precinct. They have a track record of being able to minimise disruption through adaptive staging, which sends the important message that the Precinct is open for business during the works period."

Stage 2 of the Victor Harbor Mainstreet Precinct Upgrade extends along Ocean Street from the northern entrance to the end of Stage 1, just before the Coral Street intersection.

Similar to the Stage 1 intersection upgrade, Stage 2 involves new paving, feature lighting, garden beds, street furniture, landscaping, public art and drainage.

The funding for Stage 1 was adopted from council's 2015-16 budget and cost $960,000. Works included planting palm trees, inclusion of sculptural seating, increased pedestrian crossings and extensive repaving.

Construction took place from May to August, 2016. 

Works for Stage 2 are expected to commence in May and be completed by September 2019, at a cost of $2 million with a 50 per cent funding contribution from the state government's Places for People Grant Program.

The completion of Stage 1 of the Victor Harbor Mainstreet Precinct upgrade caused much celebration for traders with the holding of a Community Street Party at its conclusion. 

The delivering of Stage 1 also won Victor Harbor's Mainstreet Precinct a major state award. It was named South Australia's best regional mainstreet.

The award recognised the efforts of stakeholders in regional areas and towns who work together to improve their mainstreet for the benefit of the local community and visitors.

The total cost of the mainstreet precinct upgrade, which will be completed over seven stages, is approximately $10 million.

The Victor Harbor Mainstreet Precinct Upgrade is part funded by the SA Government's Places for People Grants Program. Visit www.victor.sa.gov.au/mainstreetupgrade or call 8551 0500 for more information.

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