The Best in Regional SA

Victor Harbor’s Mainstreet Precinct has been named South Australia’s best regional mainstreet at the 2014 Mainstreet SA Awards.

Held at the National Wine Centre on Wednesday, 8 October 2014, the Awards recognised the great work done in mainstreets across the State, highlighting the importance of mainstreets and their role in the local community.

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At the Awards ceremony, Victor Harbor was particularly praised for the extensive range of activities delivered to support the Mainstreet Precinct including business directories, networking events, newsletters, streetscape branding and promotions.

In accepting the Award, the City of Victor Harbor’s Mainstreet Coordinator acknowledged the hard work of Mainstreet Precinct Traders, elected members, past and present members of Council’s Economic Development, Tourism and Mainstreet committees, volunteers, funding partners and Council staff.

“This accolade would not be possible without the tremendous efforts of a large number of stakeholder groups who have banded together to enhance our Mainstreet Precinct and drive its success,” said Mainstreet Coordinator, Kirsty Forbes.

“It’s also important to recognise the important contribution of the volunteers who tend the garden beds and remove graffiti, members of the community who support the Precinct, event organisers and various community groups. These people have also played a part in this achievement.”

City of Victor Harbor’s City Manager, Graeme Maxwell said Victor Harbor was deserving of the title of regional SA’s best mainstreet.

“Receiving this award affirms what most of us have known for a while – our Mainstreet Precinct has great potential,” said Mr Maxwell.

“With one of the state’s lowest mainstreet vacancy rates and a number of exciting projects in the pipeline, Victor Harbor’s Mainstreet Precinct is well placed to capitalise on the success of this Award.”

The future is bright for the Precinct with design work commencing on Stages 1 and 2 of the Mainstreet Precinct Master Plan, more signage to be installed in the Northern end of Ocean Street, as well as the continuation of events like Santa’s Cave and New Year’s Eve celebrations which bring the Precinct to life.