Historic Hesse Street at Queenscliff is glowing after a $1.4 million upgrade supported by the Morrison Government to improve access and amenity on the southern end of the precinct.

Senator for Victoria Sarah Henderson joined Queenscliff Borough Mayor Ross Ebbels to plant the final tree in the new streetscape and declare the project officially open.

“The Morrison Government is investing in targeted upgrades to regional community facilities which improve public amenity and support local businesses,” Senator Henderson said.

“Historic Hesse Street is a favourite destination for visitors and residents alike and we have a dedicated vision for this precinct to respect its history while bringing it into the future.

“With sixteen new parking spaces, Hesse Street south is more accessible now for people to ‘stop and shop’ at local businesses.

“We have also installed a new pedestrian crossing, sixteen new parking spaces, new street trees, energy-efficient lighting and new pathways.

“The Morrison Government is working hard to build better regions with exciting projects under way like the delivery of the Queenscliff ferry terminal, the Point Lonsdale SLSC, the Cottage by the Sea and the Queenscliff Community Hub.”

The Hesse Street upgrade project was jointly funded with Borough of Queenscliffe Council and the state with the Australian Government committing $190,894.