Romsey’s streetscape will be upgraded to create an environment where existing and new businesses can thrive, and visitors will be encouraged to spend more time in town, thanks to a $400,000 Victorian Government grant.

Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford announced the funding in Romsey’s Main Street today and said the project would enhance the attractiveness of the centre of town and create opportunities for business growth. Minister Pulford acknowledged and congratulated the Romsey Region Business and Tourism Association on its vision for the project.

It is anticipated that six full-time jobs will be created for the duration of the four-month construction phase.

The upgrade of Main Street includes:

  • safer pedestrian access
  • improved amenity and visitor experiences
  • upgraded lighting in key locations
  • upgraded historical and interpretive information and signage
  • landscaping and street furniture including seating and bicycle facilities.

The increased economic benefits and local employment expected to be delivered by the project are also likely to help build civic pride and community wellbeing.

The grant is made possible by the Government’s Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund (RJIF) which invests in initiatives that build critical infrastructure, create jobs, and support dynamic communities, and will significantly contribute to a total project cost of $550,000.

The project has additional funding of $150,000 from the Macedon Ranges Shire Council who will also manage the delivery of the project.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford

“We are proud to invest in the Romsey Streetscape upgrade which will support the existing commercial activities and stimulate new economic growth and local employment in Romsey.”

 “This project will not only create an environment where Romsey’s existing and new businesses can thrive, it will encourage visitors to the area and provide locals with much needed jobs.”

Quotes attributable to State Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas

“Romsey’s Main Street is the heart of the town, it’s where everything happens, and this makeover will highlight the bustling and vibrant community that call it home.” 

“Investments like this in regional Victoria are important to ensure our smaller towns are prosperous places to live, work and do business.”