Rolling out the red carpet

Warrnambool’s city centre will be a hive of activity over 2017.

The city centre will be receiving a once-in-a-generation $15 million upgrade through the City Centre Renewal Stage I and along with this Warrnambool City Council will be running promotions to encourage people to visit the CBD while construction work is under way.

The promotional program includes Red Carpet Traders.

“Step out in style and stroll the red carpet in Liebig Street,” Warrnambool Mayor Cr Kylie Gaston said

“During the renovations the red carpet will indicate that it is business as usual, even while work is under way on the renewal.

“These businesses are open and accessible and continuing to look after and serve their customers.

“You will see red carpet outside Liebig Street shops between Raglan Parade and Koroit Street .

“A number of businesses will be offering specials and a chance to win a prize.

“So keep your eye out for the red carpet!

“Council will be letting people know when and where the red carpet traders are via this website, the media and on the Warrnambool Facebook page."

Council has provided free 90-minute parking in Parkers Car Park along with making grants available to eligible retailers and property owners within the project area to help improve shop facades and access into their buildings.

The City Centre Renewal is being delivered in a way that minimises the disruption to businesses.

This includes a commitment from Council to, wherever possible, maintain access to businesses within the construction zone during trading hours.