The town centres of Angaston and Mount Pleasant are set for a major revitalisation collectively worth $320,000.
Funding of $160,000 through the State Government’s Planning and Development Fund will be matched by Council in a bid to re-activate the precincts for business, community and visitor use.
The projects will run concurrently, delivering on recommendations in the Angaston and Mount Pleasant town centre masterplans.
The centrepiece of the Angaston upgrade is the planned extension of the shared use path from the town centre to the Barossa Farmers Market, reinforcing the region as a cycle-friendly destination. Other improvements include town centre car parking, directional and interpretive signage, street furniture, footpath treatments and improved disability access.
Mount Pleasant township will benefit from upgrades to kerbing, footpaths and wheelchair access to make the town centre easier to navigate, as well as street furniture, signage and plantings for shade and passive recreation.
Deputy Mayor Margaret Harris said the upgrades will deliver attractive, engaging and functional public spaces that draw more people to the townships.
“Our town centre precincts are at the heart of community life, so we want to support environments that stimulate business growth, strengthen cultural and community activity and encourage people to enjoy their surroundings,” she said.
“Place-making is about creating a sense of place, which directly contributes to the economic, social and cultural life of a township and the people who call it home.”
The projects will be staged and are expected to take up to 18 months to complete.