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Streetscape Official Opening Revitalised town of Henty celebrates Friday, 9 November

 Major works over several years to make improvements to the central business district of Henty culminate on Friday, 9 November.  

 
The Henty community is celebrating with an official opening of the Henty Streetscape Project, together with gala activities highlighting Bendigo Community Bank 20th birthday serving the community, opening of the new fire and rescue station and the craft shop railway precinct.  
 
Council has undertaken major infrastructure improvements in Henty over several years, focusing on Sladen Street CBD area, between Ivor Street and Allan Street.
 
Council’s investment in excess of $1 Million into the town included:
Installation of heritage style street lighting and undergrounding of power lines
Installation of a roundabout at corner of Sladen Street and Allan Street
Installation of underground stormwater drainage
Replacement of kerb and channel
Replacement of verandas over footpaths (done in conjunction with building owners)
Replacement of existing footpath with combination of asphalt and concrete pavers
Resurfacing of Sladen Street with an asphalt overlay, line marking
New Street furniture and signage
New garden beds and plantings of street trees
 
With Sladen Street closed from noon, many activities are planned including free activities for families and visitors to Henty to join in the celebrations, e.g. jumping castles, merry go round, bucking bull, youth activities, face painting and more. Craft stalls will line the street during the afternoon, with the official opening of the streetscape commencing at 4pm.  Later in evening “Wobbley Boot” band performs between 6 to 8pm and again later in the evening, and at 9pm there is a fireworks display.
 
“I congratulate the Henty community to plan a ‘street party’ to celebrate these milestones.   Council has invested over $1M to make improvements in the central business district and Sladen Street.  As a direct result, street appeal is vastly improved, and the street is now accessible for all members of the community said Mayor, Cr Heather Wilton.
 
“With the town’s revitalisation, it is pleasing that business operators are investing in the town, with a new bakery recently opened in the main street of Henty, added Cr Wilton. 

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