St Albans plan is all business

By Ewen McRae

A plan to jump-start St Albans business activity has been released for community consultation.

Brimbank council unveiled its Go
St Albans plan at last week’s meeting, with mayor Lucinda Congreve saying it was an important part of the ongoing work to revitalise the area.

“St Albans Town Centre is already a vibrant and multicultural centre of which we’re very proud, with a thriving business mix,” Cr Congreve said.

“We want to attract even more people to visit, shop, work, study and live there.

“One of our Go St Albans program priorities is to prepare a business plan that will take the centre to its full potential by building on the centre’s strengths, capitalising on opportunities and addressing challenges.

“Council wants to grow St Albans into a place that offers quality services and facilities to residents, employment for the local community and a place that draws visitors from across Melbourne’s west for its fresh produce and quality eating, and cultural and recreational activities.”

The short-term priorities of the plan include finalising the Collins Street master plan, a carpark management plan, evaluating CCTV in the centre and preparing a plan for the Alfrieda Street pop-up-park.

Feedback on the proposed Go St Albans plan can be provided at until January 17.