Work has started to give the area near the Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery and Spoons Riverside a facelift.
The shared pathway will be extended from the PS Gem, in front of Spoons Riverside to the levee bank, complementing the existing timber wharf.
A deck will be built across the front of Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery and a large extended lawn area created for outdoor performances and events. The road and car parks in the area will also be re-aligned and formalised and new drainage and kerb and channel installed.
Swan Hill Rural City Council Mayor Les McPhee said it was great to see another riverfront project getting underway.
“We’ve seen pathway and other developments all along the riverfront, from the Wetlands to the Pioneer Settlement,” Cr McPhee said.
“And now this will be extended to include the PS Gem, the Gallery and Spoons Riverside.”
“The shared path will make the area more accessible as well as further promoting active transport, the realigned road and car park will be safer and more user friendly and the new outdoor space will be a fantastic asset for the Gallery. “
Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery Director Ian Tully echoed Cr McPhee’s sentiments.
“This project is so much more than bringing the inner beauty of the Gallery to the outside – it’s creating a whole new function space,” Mr Tully said.
“We’ve had tremendous success with our outdoor concerts in the past and the new decking and extended lawn area will give us more space and even more options.”
Traffic control will be in place during construction, and any road closures will be advertised in local media and on Council’s website.
This project has been made possible thanks to funding from Regional Development Victoria, Transport Accident Commission and Council.