Mainstreet Precinct Upgrade

The Mainstreet Precinct Upgrade will see the heart of Victor Harbor’s Town Centre transformed into a vibrant public space that celebrates the town’s character, encourages more activity and improves links with other areas of the town centre.
The seven stage upgrade will be undertaken over a number of years, and will be based on the framework outlined with the City of Victor Harbor’s Mainstreet Precinct  Master Plan which outlines streetscape designs for Ocean, Coral, McKinlay and Stuart Streets.
In July 2015 the City of Victor Harbor secured funding through the SA Government’s ‘Places for People’ open space grant program to commence Stage 1 of the project which focuses on the intersection of Ocean and Coral Street.
South Australian based commercial landscaping and civil engineering firm, Outside Ideas, have been appointed to deliver Stage 1 of the project. Civil works (for Stage 1) are due to commence in May 2016, and are expected to be complete in August.

To view the map identifying the seven stages Precinct Masterplan Stages

About the design
The design of the Mainstreet celebrates the Southern Right Whales that come to the waters of Encounter Bay each year. The dimensions of the intersection and landscaped nodes reflect the size of a mature Southern Right Whale. The landscape and drainage system for stage 1 of the Master Plan uses water sensitive urban design techniques to filter stormwater. The process of filtering reflects the baleen plates of the whales that are used for filtering food. In addition, various planting beds will form distinctive organic patterns along the street. These forms are derived from the barnacle clusters that form across the head of the whales. Emulating the ribs of a Southern Right Whale are crafted street lights.


The use of brick paving, concrete, timber and metal provides the Mainstreet Precinct with a durable and permanent public infrastructure framework that reflects the importance of the area and reinforces the heart of the city as a place for people.
Latest news from the Mainstreet Upgrade
View the latest news, images and frequently asked questions from the Mainstreet Upgrade project in our ‘Construction Zone’.
The construction zone will be the central source of information for the duration of the project.
More information?
If you have further questions about the project contact Council on (08) 8551 0500 or email