THE NAPIER Street Plaza facelift at Rye is complete.
The revamped space in the township is designed to be a vibrant public area and main pedestrian promenade to be suitable for events and markets.
The works were completed in two stages to avoid disruption during summer.
The first stage, which included the Napier Street Plaza and foreshore redevelopment, was completed in December. Further works, which included extending the redevelopment to the roundabout at Nelson Street, as well as lighting, drainage, car parking, paving and landscaping works, took place from February to June.
The shire received $3.25 million through the state government’s Growing Suburbs Fund for stage one which had a total cost of $6.5 million.
The shire says the works have been done in “close consultation” with the Rye community, Rye Beach Business Association, Rye Community Alliance and Rye community groups and clubs.
A feature artwork the Fisherman mural, was created by French artist Michael Husser while undertaking an artist residency at Police Point Shire Park. It comes “alive” bobbing about in his rubber duckie when viewed on a smart phone. Visit the Augmented Reality Trail at: artsandculture.mornpen.vic.gov.au/mornington-peninsula-augmented-reality-trail
“Napier Street Plaza is looking fantastic,” the mayor Cr Despi O’Connor said. “I can’t wait to see this space come to life and the community able to enjoy events and markets in the heart of Rye.”
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