The CBD Project

The City Centre Renewal involves substantial upgrades to our main city centre streets to ensure they meet community expectations.

The more substantial work will be carried out in Liebig Street, the commercial and retail heart of Warrnambool.

Street surfaces will be improved along with footpaths, pedestrian crossings and street furniture.

Public art will also be a feature of the renewed Liebig Street.

The end result will be a city centre that is vibrant, attractive, more pedestrian and cycle-friendly and accessible to all regardless of age or level of mobility.

The construction phase of the City Centre Renewal will begin with Zone I in February 2017.
This work will bring to life the vision for Liebig Street developed by the Warrnambool community at public workshops held in 2014.

Zone 1

Zone 1 includes the central and northern blocks of Liebig Street between Koroit Street and Raglan Parade.
Work on Zone will be completed in October-November 2017.

Zone 2

Zone 2 will see the renewal of Liebig Street between Koroit and Timor streets and Koroit Street between Liebig and Kepler streets.
Work on Zone 2 will begin in February 2018 and be completed in October 2018.

The work will be sequenced in a way that will ensure that customers and traders have access to businesses during business operating hours.

In March 2016 Council formally adopted the following four principles to guide the construction of the city centre:

  • Maintain regular communications with businesses and the community throughout the project;
  • Maintain access to businesses for pedestrians during business hours;
  • Maintain, as far as practicable, traffic flow for vehicles through the construction site during business hours; and,
  • Maximise, as far as practicable, customer parking and designated loading zones for businesses during business hours.

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Warrnambool's city centre now has two electric car charging stations.
Draft designs for Zone 2 of the City Centre Renewal, which covers the southern block of Liebig Street and Koroit Street between Liebig and Kepler streets, are out for comment.
Wannon Water is currently undertaking work as part of the Warrnambool City Centre Renewal Project.
Warrnambool’s city centre will be a hive of activity over 2017.
The WCC and the WAG invite suitably experienced artists to submit an EOI for a site-specific public artwork.
The construction phase of the City Centre Renewal will begin with Stage I in February 2017.
A primary goal of the City Centre Renewal is to enhance all-abilities access in and around the city centre.
The guidelines are an initiative of the City Centre Renewal and part of the ongoing strategy to improve quality of urban spaces in the city centre.
At the community workshops in 2014 there was considerable discussion around street trees.
The Liebig Streetscape Plan includes "activity nodes" or spaces which can be used by community groups, buskers or to accommodate pop-up shops or market stalls.
The Liebig Streetscape Plan was developed in consultation with the community through a series of workshops and feedback sessions in 2014.
Taxi bays will be retained and enhanced as part of the City Centre Renewal.
The Liebig Streetscape Plan includes a plan for renewed lighting. This includes feature up-lighting of trees and selected building facades.
City centre visitors and shoppers will be able to take advantage of free off-street parking during the construction phase of the City Centre Renewal.
The guidelines are an initiative of the City Centre Renewal and part of the ongoing strategy to improve quality of urban spaces in the city centre.
Meeting the community’s needs and responding to the changing demands of doing business in the 21st century are driving the city centre renewal.