Main St to open on Wednesday with street parade

It's finally here - the Margaret River Main Street Makeover will be officially complete on Wednesday December 23, and the moment is being marked with a parade through town.
It's finally here - the Margaret River Main Street Makeover will be officially complete on Wednesday December 23, and the moment is being marked with a parade through town.

Margaret River's Main Street Makeover will be complete just in time for Christmas, with the full length of Bussell Highway opening again to vehicles on Wednesday 23 December.

To mark the occasion, the Shire is calling on main street businesses and the wider community to dress in Christmas kitsch and join construction crews for a community parade before the street opens to vehicles.

Shire President Ian Earl said completion of the project before Christmas would be a boon for traders, visitors and the community alike.

"It's just fantastic to see the street looking so good," he said.

"Our contractors and their tradies have been working extremely hard to get the works done by Christmas, compressing the work schedule for this final stage from 17 weeks to 13 weeks.

"I encourage anyone who can make it down to the street on Wednesday to join in the fun and wave the works goodbye.

"It'll be a great chance to get into the Christmas spirit and collectively welcome a different feel for our centre of town."

The eleven-month program has seen a replacement of underground stormwater infrastructure the entire length of the street, two new roundabouts at both ends of town, and several above ground improvements including a new Festival Precinct, cycle path, bike racks, street furniture, more trees and landscaping.

Join the fun from 2pm on Wednesday December 23 at the new Festival Precinct on Fearn Ave. Revellers are encouraged to drape themselves in tinsel and embrace the Christmassy theme.