Throssell revamp to aid better first impressions

Nicolette BarbasSouth Western Times
Collie-Preston MLA Mick Murray looks over early work being done to renew Throssell Street’s historic facades and streetscape.
Camera IconCollie-Preston MLA Mick Murray looks over early work being done to renew Throssell Street’s historic facades and streetscape.

Collie’s historic Throssell Street streetscape is on the road to being brought back to its former glory after construction work started on the $1.1 million State Government-funded project last week.

The project will revitalise and reactivate the street as the main entry point to town in order to create a positive first impression as tourists begin to visit the town in increased numbers.

The Collie Shire Council engaged H+H Architects to design and project manage the upgrade of this historic streetscape.

A whole-of-street approach was taken, with the architects interpreting the original scale and character of Throssell Street and creating a legacy for future generations to enjoy.

Collie-Preston MLA Mick Murray said the funding for the streetscape renewal was part of the $4.4 million Collie Readiness Project.

“As the main entry point to Collie, Throssell Street is the first impression visitors get of our town so it’s important we are doing everything we can to make that a good first impression,” Mr Murray said.

“Once this project is completed the street will also be more inviting for people who want to set up shop on the southern side of town in order to cater for increased visitation.

“The State Government has funded this $1.1 million project demonstrating its ongoing commitment to developing Collie’s tourism industry as part of a diversified economy capable of supporting a thriving community for generations to come.”

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