McLennan Street Mooroopna Landscaping Designs

3D render of the future Mooroopna War Memorial landscaping project.
3D render of the future Mooroopna War Memorial landscaping project.

In 2015, Council in consultation with the Mooroopna community developed concept plans for the landscaping of McLennan Street.

The original concept landscaping design divided the area to be developed into eight blocks, with detailed designs having now been undertaken for blocks 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 and 8.

Council engaged landscape architects in the 2018/19 financial year to further develop the concept plans into detailed designs in preparation for construction.

Blocks 1 & 2

Construction of the landscaping in Blocks 1 and 2 were completed in May 2020.  Work included:

  • Rehabilitation/resowing existing grass areas
  • Construction of new garden beds and planting
  • Installation of new plants and trees
  • Installation of edging and concrete mower strip
  • Installation of new irrigation and tapping point
  • Replacement of pedestrian fencing
  • Installation of feature landscape lighting

Block 3

Additional community consultation will be undertaken in the 2020/21 financial year to develop the Concept Design (pictured above) to Detailed Design.

The Concept Design was developed in 2015 after a comprehensive community consultation was undertaken.  The below elements proposed by the Mooroopna community were incorporated into the design as at that time:

  • Create a pedestrian crossing space including interpretation of the many features and stories of Mooroopna.
  • Proposed pavement inspired by the shape of an eddy in the Goulburn River.
  • The central paved area is located at the pedestrian crossing point between the supermarkets and the Post Office.
  • Provide a pedestrian outstand aligned with the proposed crossing in front of the supermarkets
  • Proposed arbors to provide shade over picnic tables and seat walls
  • Proposed seat all to retain a low grassed mount offering visual interest along the path and physical separation from traffic.
  • Reposition the `Jack Findlay’ sculpture and the Rodney Shire memorial plaques in the new gathering space.
  • Create additional car parking, including two accessible bays, within the median based on existing car park near water tower gardens (Block 4) providing visual continuity.
  • Garden bed construction and planting including tree planting.
  • Construction or irrigation.

Block 4

Construction will be completed in the 2020/21 financial year.

Works include:

  • Construction of compliant accessible parking bays
  • Replacement of pedestrian fencing
  • New garden beds and plantings
  • Concrete feature paving
  • Raised seating wall
  • Additional street furniture
  • New irrigation and tapping point

Block 5

Additional community consultation will be undertaken in the 2020/21 financial year in relation to the Detailed Design (pictured above) which was developed based on the Concept Design.

The Concept Design was developed in 2015 after a comprehensive community consultation was undertaken.  The below elements proposed by the Mooroopna community were incorporated into the design at that time:

  • Provide sufficient car park spaces for local business including two accessible bays
  • Provide increased opportunities or informal gathering and alfresco dining within the median
  • Planting design to allow for illumination of Ridley silos from the north side of McLennan Street
  • Create a central elevated area for pedestrian use and outdoor dining with picnic tables, seats, feature pavement and planting
  • Planting of feature trees and trees to maximise shading of seating area
  • Retain existing trees where possible
  • Garden bed construction and planting.
  • Construction or irrigation.

Block 6

Construction of the landscaping in Block 6 was completed in May 2020.  Work included:

  • Construction of new garden beds and feature granitic areas
  • Installation of new plants and trees
  • Installation of edging and concrete mower strip
  • Installation of new irrigation and tapping point
  • Rehabilitation/resowing grass areas

Block 7

The Block 7 Concept Design was developed in 2015 after comprehensive community consultation was undertaken. The below elements proposed by the Mooroopna community were incorporated into the design at that time:

  • Restore grassed median to create consistency with the rest of the street
  • Create safer crossing opportunity with a refuge and pedestrian fencing
  • Simplify parking and provide both truck and long vehicle parking
  • Planting of lemon-scented gums
  • Maintain open green, park-like feel to the space

Further community consultation will be undertaken in the future when Block 7 is progressed to Detailed Design.

Block 8

War Memorial

Construction completed in April 2020.  Works included:

  • Construction of new concrete paths, digiglass panel footings and plinths, kerb crossing, walkways to rotunda and raised platform
  • Construction of new garden bed and planting
  • Relocation of existing plaques to new garden bed
  • Installation of new memorial digiglass walls and associated lighting
  • Installation of new flag poles, lighting and power
  • Installation of new irrigation and water tapping

McLennan Street Master Plan

At the Ordinary Council Meeting held on 16 February 2016, Council resolved to release the Draft McLennan Street Mooroopna Master Plan for public comment. The master plan covers the central open space median strip from Echuca Road (West) through to the commencement of the Causeway (East).

The Master Plan was prepared with extensive community consultation involving a project steering committee, individual and group meetings, workshops with key stakeholders and organisations, and online surveys. Pre-draft community feedback led to the vision of: “capture the history of Mooroopna, help shape its identity and help make McLennan Street something the township can be proud of.”

Final Draft

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