Liberals supporting local traders in Yarra Junction
Yarra Junction residents, shoppers and visitors will enjoy an enhanced local shopping experience under a commitment announced by a Matt Guy led Liberals and Nationals Government.
Local shopping strips and small businesses were hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic and the increasing burden of taxes and fees. Despite this, the Andrews Labor Government has refused to provide the level of support needed to get small businesses in Victoria going again.
That’s why a Liberal Government will provide $200,000 to upgrade and revitalise Yarra Junction shopping strip.
In direct consultation with local traders and Yarra Ranges Council, their ideas and needs will shape how the precincts are upgraded to breathe new life into the area. This may include public realm upgrades, facade upgrades, improved landscaping and street furniture to support outdoor dining opportunities and the design and planning stages for rear retail carpark upgrades with tree planting, soaker garden beds and sealed finishes.
These early outcomes could be explored while community work with Council in developing a unified vision and plan for the future of Yarra Junction that strengthens its important role as a Relief Centre in local emergencies.
The commitment is part of the Victorian Liberals and Nationals’ $30 million Local Shopping Strip Recovery Plan, which is a real solution in supporting local communities across the state.
State Liberal Member for Eildon Cindy McLeish said the best way to move forward is by backing local initiatives in local communities.
"This investment will encourage local shopping and boost the pride and appeal of our local shopping village.”
“The first step is to give local traders positive and practical support so they can stay open and grow their business.”
"Only the Liberals have a plan to give small businesses across the state the confidence and certainty they need.”