The Churchill Town Centre Plan was prepared to develop an attractive, safe, accessible community and commercial centre. The plan is currently being implemented, with a mix of public and private infrastructure being built including the Churchill and District Community Hub, rebuilding of the retail centre and Churchill Hotel.
Over the past five years, the plan has been implemented through the rebuild of West Place shopping centre, expansion of Hazelwood Village, re-opening of Churchill Hotel and construction of the Churchill & District Community Hub. In addition, power lines in Philip Parade have been placed underground, Philip Parade and Marina Drive have been reconstructed, the car park between the Hub and skate park built, and the first stage of the plaza at the town hall has been completed.
Current projects within the commercial centre include the construction of plazas and pedestrian pathways, completion of the realignment of Georgina Place and associated upgrades of the northern car park, construction of pedestrian concourses and plazas linking Hazelwood Village and West Place shopping centres, and reconstruction of Balfour Place. A Master Plan for the East-West Link between Philip Parade and the University campus has been completed and adopted by Latrobe City Council.
The current plans for the Churchill town centre were commenced in 2007.
Project Expected Completion
Developments in the commercial centre are ongoing, with street and plaza works expected to be completed during 2014. Further development of the precinct between Philip Parade and the University campus will occur when funding is obtained.
Funding of Churchill town centre redevelopment is provided by the private sector for commercial and car park redevelopment, Latrobe City Council, State Government, Federal Government and the University for public works.
Estimated Project Cost
Redevelopment of the public aspects of the commercial centre is estimated to cost approximately $4,000,000.
For further information, please contact Latrobe City Council on 1300 367 700.