Plan to reform Avoca’s High Street as a place to “gather & connect”

A new draft framework and town centre streetscape plan for Avoca, to reform High Street will soon be on display.

At last week’s ordinary Pyrenees Shire Council meeting, councillors endorsed the concept plan to go out on public display during May.

According to council, the plan delivers vital planning reforms which draw upon Avoca’s unique character.

Pyrenees Shire Council mayor, Robert Vance, said the plan responds to community feedback about the need for shade, seating, traffic and pedestrian safety, surface improvements and promoting a distinct sense of place.

“The focus of the plan is to reform High Street as a place for people to gather, connect and foster community spirit. It gives Avoca a strong heart, as well as providing stronger and more constructive planning policies to open up responsible opportunities for growth that contribute to the town’s character,” Cr Vance said.

“The plan references Avoca’s history and distinctive character and the streetscape component is a 10-year vision for staged improvements to the town centre.”

Cr Vance said the plan was developed after extensive community feedback through the Pyrenees Futures Avoca Project about planning policies, fostering growth, traffic safety and town centre amenity.

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