Lalor Shopping Centre is enjoying a fresh new look thanks to a project to revitalise the bustling precinct and create opportunities for residents to connect.
The local neighbourhood improvements were officially unveiled this week by The Hon. Shaun Leane, Minister for Local Government, Suburban Development and Veterans alongside Bronwyn Halfpenny MP, Member for Thomastown and City of Whittlesea Administrator Peita Duncan.
The $3.9m streetscape project included the creation of open social spaces to encourage shoppers and visitors to get to know their neighbours and meet new people.
The Lalor Shopping Centre renewal also included safer walkways, updated road access for improved traffic flow, a new public toilet, paving and landscaping.
City of Whittlesea Administrator Peita Duncan said the recent upgrades increased safety for pedestrians and made it easier to navigate the multi-street centre.
“Council’s improvements to Lalor Shopping Centre strike a better balance between vehicles and pedestrians, making it easier to access the shops and enjoy all that they have to offer.” Ms Duncan said.
“The upgrades have modernised the area, providing vibrant and welcoming spaces to help the centre thrive.”
For more information about the Lalor streetscape upgrade visit whittlesea.vic.gov.au/lalorstreetscape
The upgrades to Lalor Shopping Centre were jointly funded by the City of Whittlesea ($1.9m) and the Victorian Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund ($1.5m) and Suburban Revitalisation Program ($500,000).