Vincent Street Streetscape Project

29 September 2021 - Update

Great news -  we have been advised the construction of the project will commence on Monday 11 October 2021. Get ready to say goodbye to unsightly power lines, old uneven footpaths and high kerbs, our new main street is finally coming!

To complete the project, there will at times be service interruptions, closures of footpaths, roads and carparks. Please follow all safety signage.

The “Fig Tree” carpark will be closed for the duration of the works and we apologise for this inconvenience. For busy times like Saturday mornings there is parking available at the Cornerstone Building; between the Chemist and Peppers Old Supermarket; between the Town Hall and Men’s Shed; and at the rear of the Shire building (weekends only).

The Shire in conjunction with Western Power, MG group (Civil contractor) and GHD will do its best to keep the community advised of all disruptions.

Please be patient during the works as the end goal will be well worth the short-term inconveniences. A large copy of the above sign, showing what’s planned for Vincent Street is located in the Fig Tree carpark facing the mainstreet (next to the fire warning sign), please have a read! 

29 June 2021 - Update

In exciting news for Beverley, Council have awarded a tender for the civil component (footpaths, road, curbing, drainage, street trees and furniture) of the Vincent Street Streetscape Project. The project has been scaled back to run from Hunt Road to Forrest Street. Unfortunately Vincent Street, east of Forrest Street and the Town Square were removed from the project due to budget constraints. In its entirety the project is expected to be $4.9M including the undergrounding of power. Council will raise a $1M loan for the project, use $685,000 from Reserves and $425,000 from General Revenue. $2.75M is funded through Federal Government grant funding including the BBRF and LRCI streams. Council will continue to look for any other funding to reduce its contribution. 

The Vincent Street Streetscape Project will create a safe, green and vibrant public area, with better seating and lighting. Enhanced pedestrian movement in and around the business area through traffic calming devices and safe crossing places. Vincent Street will also receive new drainage, curbing and level footpaths.

The project is expected to commence in October 2021 and be completed by June 2022. There will be traffic delays and inconveniences during this period but the outcome for Beverley is expected to bring economic gain for local businesses through increased tourism, the attraction of new people to town due to increased liveability and will have long lasting benefit for our future generations.

Previous News (2020)

Council are working towards the commencement of the Vincent Street Streetscape Project which will include the undergrounding of power, upgrades to drainage and footpaths and the general beautification of the main street from Hunt Road to the bridge. The original concept plans developed in 2014 from robust public consultation are being refined and updated for construction and tender.

A public consultation day of these refined drawings was held on Tuesday 8 September 2020, with comments open 3 - 11 September 2020. The consultation period has now closed.

Over the next 18 months there will be disruptions to access on Vincent Street and the Community will be asked for patience as the end outcome will improve safety, slow traffic, be inviting, return some greenery, improve parking and encourage visitors.

Businesses on the main street will be sent regular updates throughout the construction process.

Plans and Drawings

To view the drawings:

Concept Update:  Project Overview Signage

Drawings CLICK HERE (please allow 2-3 minutes to download) 

First Drafts:

Vincent Street please CLICK HERE

Vincent Street Site Section CLICK HERE

Vincent Street Furniture Selection CLICK HERE

Vincent Street Tree and Planting Selection CLICK HERE

Vincent Street Civic Plaza CLICK HERE

The consultation period has now closed.