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HASSELL to redesign Margaret River township, WA

February 6, 2013

Hassell is set to reinvigorate the main streetscape of the Margaret River township in the heart of southwest Western Australia.

Above: River Precinct. Image courtesy of Hassell.

The Shire of Augusta-Margaret River has enlisted Hassell to redesign the main streetscape of the Margaret River township in the heart of southwest Western Australia.

Hassell’s design, according to them, seeks to reinvigorate the area through the expansion of public space. Pavements will be wider to reduce the impact of vehicles and to create opportunities for al fresco dining, markets and festival activities in the popular wine region. Street furniture, lighting and surface treatments will all contribute to the cultural transformation of the region, and aim to enhance the social centre for both locals and tourists.

Margaret River Main Street is a ‘SuperTowns’ project funded by the Government of Western Australia’s ‘Royalties for Regions’ initiative. The project aims to target sustainable regional economic development to stimulate diverse employment and investment opportunities, assist in managing project population expansion in key regional towns, and plan and invest in development and growth within an integrated strategic planning and implementation framework.

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