Funding to help develop Rochester’s open spaces

Rochester's mural festival is popular. Damian Cazaly at last year's event.
Rochester's mural festival is popular. Damian Cazaly at last year's event.

The state government will provide funding to two key public spaces in Rochester.

Rochester’s Moore Street and the Rochester Skate Park will benefit from $151,000 from Regional Development Victoria with Campaspe Shire Council providing a further $117,500.

The town is famous for its annual mural festival and Rochester Ward councillor Leigh Wilson said the projects will improve access to the areas.

“This will allow locals and tourists to wander through the mural art precinct,” he said. 

A footpath with road crossing points and information signage will be constructed in the median strip on the east side of Moore Street, between Fraser and Pascoe streets.

At the Rochester Skate Park improvements will include grass and irrigation, footpaths, picnic tables, skate park bowl and refurbishment to the historic bull ring. 

Construction is set to start in May and be completed by mid-November.