Greater Shepparton City Council has commenced the redevelopment of Maude Street between High Street and Ashenden Streets.

Maude Street Plaza and Bus Interchange will occur in four stages and over various financial years.

  • Stage 1 – Public Facilities (December 2018 - June 2019)
  • Stage 2 – Bus Interchange, Plaza and Streetscape from Vaughan to Ashenden Street (March 2019 - October 2019)
  • Stage 3 – High to Vaughan Street Streetscape Upgrade project dates to be determined. 
  • Stage 4 – Maude and Vaughan Street Roundabout Redeveloped to Traffic Lights (August 2019 - March 2020)

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Stage 1 – Public Facilities

This stage will be funded by Greater Shepparton City Council and funds from the Australian Government Building Better Regions Fund at a cost of $670,000 and works will occur from December 2018 - June 2019. Council has received funding under Public Safety Infrastructure Fund for this component of the project.

The works include:

  • Demolition of existing structures
  • Clearing and excavation
  • Construction of the facilities building including toilets, adult change room, breastfeeding and baby change rooms, accessible amenities and a bike locker

Stage 2 – Bus Interchange, Plaza and Streetscape from Vaughan to Ashenden Street

This stage will be funded by Greater Shepparton City Council and the Federal Government. The cost for this stage is $2.8 million and works will occur in March 2019 - October 2019. Council has received funds from Public Transport Victoria for the bus interchange and from VicRoads for the raised pedestrian crossing. Funding has also been received from the Federal Government of $1.68m from the Building Better Regions Fund.

A Plaza area is a space for socializing and toilet facilities including adult change room and baby changing facilities. The creation for this space will be user friendly open space area adjacent to the main bus interchange terminal. The plaza will be a focal point for the Vaughan Street Shopping Precinct and bus interchange.

  • Landscaped open space & art features
  • Public lighting upgrades
  • Miscellaneous infrastructure including signage and picnic furniture

The new bus interchange will improve the functionality within the CBD and the area will be safer for pedestrians and traffic users.

The creation of an eight bay bus interchange will provide Shepparton with a central, user friendly public transport hub with direct access to the CBD, train station and other major destinations within Greater Shepparton. The bus interchange will operate on both sides of Maude Street for north and southbound traffic.

The works for this activity include:

  • Excavation
  • Relocation of the existing bus interchange
  • Eight new bus shelters monitored by CCTV
  • New road pavement and central median strip
  • Stormwater drainage upgrades
  • Raised pedestrian crossing
  • Service relocations as required by the relevant authorities
  • Lighting upgrades - public lighting, pedestrian lighting and feature lighting
  • Concrete works – footpath and kerbs
  • Landscaping – paved areas and plantations
  • Public safety fencing
  • Road infrastructure including signage and road markings

Stage 3 – High to Vaughan Street Streetscape Upgrade

This stage will be funded by Greater Shepparton City Council and from the Federal Government Building Better Regions Fund. The cost for this stage is $2.5 million.

The proposed new streetscape will beautify the pedestrian and vehicle link between the CBD, Vaughan Central Shopping Precinct and one of Shepparton’s most popular recreational reserves, Victoria Park Lake.

Landscaping will make the area more attractive, the design will enhance the road safety with parallel car-parking and automated traffic lights to ensure CFA has direct access to arterial roads when required in emergencies.

The works include:

  • Removal of the existing pavement and footpath
  • Service relocations as required
  • Stormwater drainage upgrades
  • New road pavement to cater for additional traffic movements
  • New pedestrian crossings
  • Signage and line marking
  • Lighting upgrades – pedestrian lighting and feature lighting
  • Concrete works – footpath and kerb
  • Water sensitive urban design
  • Installation of street furniture
  • Public artwork
  • Car parking bays
  • Landscaping – art features, paved areas and plantations

Stage 4 – Maude and Vaughan Street Roundabout Redeveloped to Traffic Lights

This stage will be funded by Greater Shepparton City Council and funds from the Federal Government Building Better Regions Fund. The cost for this stage is $943,000 and works will occur in August 2019 – March 2020.

A signalised intersection at Vaughan Street - Maude Street will improve traffic regulation in a high pedestrian area. Traffic investigations during the concept phase of the Bus Interchange design highlighted the need for more efficient and safer traffic movements for vehicles and pedestrians.

The proposed new signalised intersection will create a safer environment for a heavy traffic intersection. The existing single lane roundabout is to be removed and replaced with signals. The works include:

  • Excavation and removal of the roundabout
  • Removal of the existing pavement
  • Service relocations as required by the relevant authorities
  • Stormwater drainage upgrades
  • New road pavement to cater for additional traffic movements
  • New pedestrian crossings
  • Signage and line marking
  • Lighting upgrades - pedestrian lighting and feature lighting
  • Concrete works – footpath and kerbs
  • Traffic signals and associated infrastructure
  • Landscaping – paved areas and plantations

Image note: all images provided are for illustration purposes and may vary to actual construction.

Frequently Asked Questions

What area is being re-developed first?

Stage 1 - works area will include the corner of Maude and Vaughan Streets to be demolished and  re-developed into the public amenities building and a bike locker.

Stage 2 - works will include construction of the new bus interchange along Maude Street, south of Vaughan Street as well as the plaza area which will incorporate seating and raised grass area.

Stage 3 & 4 – will be undertaken at the same time and will consist of the streetscape upgrade and the roundabout conversion to traffic lights.

Will Maude Street be closed to traffic during the bus interchange development?

Maude Street will be closed from Vaughan to Ashenden Street during construction.

Alternative access will be in place for access to Chemist Warehouse, Best and Less and JB Hi-Fi.

Traffic management will be in place. We ask business owners and residents to obey the signage during these times.

What will happen to the old bus interchange?

The old bus interchange will remain operational until the new bus interchange has been completed.

How will I be able to access my home/business?

Businesses and residents along Maude Street will have access to their properties during the works, however some access will be via temporary arrangements. Pedestrian access will be provided during the works, however access will alter as the works progress. We plan on providing a traffic management plan to help you navigate around the works.

What is actually being built?

The Public amenities building works will include:

  • Male and female amenities
  • Accessible amenities
  • Adult change room
  • Parents room with breast feeding rooms and baby change tables
  • Bike locker

Bus interchange and plaza works will include:

  • Bus parking bays
  • Easier access for passengers to get on and off the bus
  • Pedestrian walkways
  • Bus shelters
  • Improved lighting
  • Extra CCTV cameras
  • Social gathering spaces
  • Street furniture
  • Plaza seating and a raised grass area

The works are designed to provide a safer experience for bus commuters, shoppers, road users and retailers, provide public amenities for the area as well as improve the visual appeal of the precinct.

Who will be undertaking the works?

The public amenities building ( Stage 1 ) will be undertaken by Moretto Building.

The tender for the bus interchange and plaza ( stage 2 ) has been awarded to Mawson Constructions.

Will any of my services, such as power, water and/or waste collection be disrupted?

There are no planned disruptions to your services during the upgrade. Your waste will continue to be collected as per usual. It is anticipated there will not be any disruption to power or water supply. If this changes the suppliers of these services will notify you directly. 

If I have a question or concern, who do I contact?

For further information please contact the Project Management Office, Greater Shepparton City Council on 5832 9535.

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For further information

Please contact the Project Management Team - Greater Shepparton City Council on 03 5832 9535.

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