The Nationals Member for Lowan Hugh Delahunty today announced $500,000 in funding from the Victorian Coalition Government for streetscape enhancement around the planned Horsham Performing Arts Centre and Art Gallery.
“The proposed improvements to Pynsent and Wilson streets will complement Government and community investment in the redevelopment of Horsham Performing Arts Centre and Art Gallery,” Mr Delahunty said.
“This area of Horsham is set to become an exciting new focal point for locals and tourists in the Wimmera region,” Mr Delahunty said.
The project will be managed and jointly funded by Horsham Rural City Council and will include landscaping and laneway improvements.
“The streetscape enhancement project will result in a more pleasant and attractive environment that can comfortably accommodate increased pedestrian traffic. Importantly, it will address drainage issues in the area and remove overhead power lines,” Mr Delahunty said.
A verandah will also be added to the Performing Arts Centre in Pynsent Street to provide shelter around the entrance.”
Mr Delahunty said that funding for the project would be provided from the Putting Locals First program ¬— a component of the $1 billion Regional Growth Fund that was devised to support improvement projects that reflected local priorities.
“By providing local communities with ownership of projects, we can help them improve local infrastructure and facilities and contribute to a better quality of life for regional Victoria,” Mr Delahunty said.