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Virginia main street upgrade a feature of Playford’s budget

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Virginia main street upgrade a feature of Playford’s budget
Published 14 May 2018
Plans to upgrade Virginia’s main street landscape and entry statement are among the big items on the City of Playford’s agenda in 2018/19, supporting development and growth already occurring within the town.

Plans to upgrade Virginia’s main street landscape and entry statement are among the big items on the City of Playford’s agenda in 2018/19, supporting development and growth already occurring within the town.

The $2.6m project is one of many that residents can have their say on in the City of Playford’s draft Annual Business Plan currently out for public consultation. View the draft 2018/19 Annual Business Plan HERE.

The redevelopment of the main street will include:

Improved aesthetic

Safer road crossings

Upgraded street paving

Street furniture

Better street lighting

Entry statements

Public WiFi

This City of Playford main street project supports investment already taking place in Virginia, with new housing developments and an upgraded Wheatsheaf Tavern all making the town a great place to live and work.“We’re really looking forward to delivering this project and freshening up Virginia’s main street,” City of Playford Mayor Glenn Docherty said.“The change in amenity will certainly provide a welcoming aspect to Virginia and reflects its place as a key gateway from Playford to the northern areas of South Australia.“Virginia’s food bowl is a key contributor to the success of Playford and South Australia.”In June 2017, Virginia was listed among SA’s fastest growing communities by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, its population growing to 4420 people in the 12 months preceding (increasing by 124 residents, a rise of 2.9 per cent).^^ A slide show featuring more design images for the Virginia main street redevelopment. DevelopmentThe plans for Virginia’s main street follow the allocation of funds to upgrade a well-known flooding spot at Old Port Wakefield Road just north of the township in last year’s budget.

Planning for those works is being completed, with a start expected on the project this month. Works to upgrade of Carclew Road at Penfield Gardens, funded in the 2017/18 budget, were also completed earlier this year. Council’s budget proposed funding allocation for the Virginia main street project will meet only part of the cost of completing the redevelopment, with an extra $1m of state or federal government funding required.The Virginia main street project is to be delivered as part of the 2018/19 Annual Business Plan that is open for public consultation until Tuesday, 22 May.Among the other projects planned as part of this year’s budget are:

Delivery of stage two of Fremont Park development

$1m funding for roads in the One Tree Hill region

Kalara Reserve club facilities upgrade at Davoren Park

Development of women’s change rooms at Angle Vale Sports Complex

19 kilometres of footpaths

Four kilometres of kerbing

40 kilometres of sealed roads

The City of Playford’s Annual Business Plan aims to meet the needs of a population that will grow to 131, 726 people by 2036, the bicentenary of European settlement of South Australia.To learn about Council’s proposed financial plan for the future, visit HERE.