Friday, February 23, 2024

Pelican fits the bill for town centre upgrade works

City of Greater Geelong Council has unveiled streetscape upgrades in the popular coastal town of St Leonards, including the installation of new lighting, paving, seating and 900 plants.

The $720,000 upgrade to St Leonards’ town centre was a multi-year project for the Council.

“These improvements will offer a safer and more enjoyable experience for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers whether they live in St Leonards or visit for holidays,” said Mayor, Trent Sullivan.

The City of Greater Geelong contributed $650,000 towards the project, with the Victorian Government committing $100,000 towards new ‘wombat’ crossings in Blanche Street and Murradoc Road, and Federal Government committing $70,000 towards CCTV infrastructure.

The project includes:

  • 900 plants
  • 10 trees
  • 1000 lights in trees
  • Three CCTV cameras
  • One smartpole
  • New seating
  • Pedestrian crossings
  • 300 metres of new electrical cabling and communication systems
  • 800 square metres of new pedestrian pavements and drainage works.

An artwork – a pelican sculpture – by visual artist Martin Moore has also been installed on Murradoc Road.

Committed to environmentally-conscious practice in his art, Mr Moore cast the work in recycled aluminium using a sand casting process, which lowers the carbon footprint of production and uses less power than other foundry casting metals such as bronze or steel.

Latest Articles