Promenade links old and new at Junction Place
The Promenade at Junction Place was officially opened today by representatives from Places Victoria and Wodonga Council.
The Promenade is centrally located at Junction Place, running through the site between the historic Goods Shed and Station Building to provide a link from these buildings to Church Street and Junction Square.
The Promenade will host its first public event this evening (February 19), when local producers gather for The Promenade Twilight Market from 4.30pm.
Places Victoria General Manager Precincts Simon Wilson said the Promenade was the second public space to open at Junction Place, following the opening of Junction Square in early 2015.
"The completion of the Promenade sees the establishment of a link between the old and new at Junction Place," Mr Wilson said.
"The Promenade is an integral part of the new heart of central Wodonga, linking the two historic railway buildings to Junction Square and the heart of the revitalised Wodonga CBD.
"It complements the existing food businesses and will be the hub of the food and beverage precinct within Junction Place."
The $1.25 million Promenade was funded by Places Victoria with assistance from the Federal Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development's National Stronger Regions Fund.
Construction of the Promenade began in August 2015, with Places Victoria contracting the City of Wodonga to construct the square on its behalf.
Wodonga Mayor Cr Anna Speedie said the community had embraced the revitalised precinct.
"We've had lots of positive feedback about how the area is coming together and becoming a real hub for great food and wine in our city," Cr Speedie said.
Mr Wilson said Junction Place would be a diverse precinct, offering a number of different places for locals and visitors to meet in the heart of Wodonga.
"Although still in the early stages of its development, Junction Place has already brought a range of new dining options to Wodonga, including chef's hatted restaurant Broadgauge, Beanstation Café and the newly opened Goods Shed Craft Beer Café.
"We encourage everyone to come down to The Promenade Twilight Market tonight at Junction Place to check out the new Promenade while enjoying quality food and drink from local producers."
Junction Place is regional Australia’s largest urban renewal project and will double the size of Wodonga’s CBD, bringing new life to the city both day and night.
Places Victoria is working to drive investment and create opportunities for the private sector by managing the release of land at Junction Place for development.