Completion of Buninyong street upgrade celebrated

Mayor of Ballarat Cr Daniel Moloney with Harriet Shing MP, Michaela Settle MP, and Community Bank Buninyong Director Richard McDowell

The Buninyong community has celebrated the official opening of the township’s $1.287 million streetscape upgrade. 

City of Ballarat Mayor, Cr Daniel Moloney joined Minister for Regional Development, Harriet Shing, Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle and residents on Friday to celebrate the completion of the redevelopment project 

The project was co-funded by $859,000 from the City of Ballarat’s Capital Works Program, $300,000 from the State Government’s Regional Infrastructure Fund, $100,000 from the Bendigo Bank’s Buninyong branch and $28,000 to upgrade the existing bus stop from Public Transport Victoria. 

The streetscape upgrades spanned Warrenheip St (east side) between Eyre Street and Forest Street, as well as a section of Learmonth Street. 

Key features overall included: 

Improved access for pedestrians 

Reduced gradients and better access 

Outdoor activation and dining areas   

Improved streetscape furniture   

Bollards and traffic safety 

Improved parking   

New street trees, increased greening and trellis/vines   

Stone entry walls 

The project was designed by local consultants and constructed by Ballarat-based firm Enoch Civil Pty Ltd. 

Cr Moloney said the final result was a testament to the dedicated Buninyong community representatives who worked closely with the City of Ballarat for more than a year to identify what upgrades would best suit businesses, pedestrians and visitors.  

“The Buninyong Bendigo Bank, Buninyong Business Association and the Buninyong and District Community Association have been wonderful supporting partners on this project,” he said.  

“There has already been strong feedback from the community that these works are making a big difference to improved access to businesses and the overall aesthetics of the beautiful township. 

“I’d encourage everyone to come and visit to see for themselves.”