Virginia Main Street Upgrade

Project Overview

The Virginia Main Street Upgrade Project will improve the town’s main street to create a welcoming space for locals, businesses and visitors to Virginia. The project area is Old Port Wakefield Road, roughly between the Virginia Oval entrance and Sheedy/Penfield Roads intersection and includes the Virginia Insitute Park.

We are excited to commence this important project and invite the community to have their say. We encourage you to register as an Engagement Hub user to receive project updates and stay in touch. We look forward to hearing from you!

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We want to hear your views on key issues, priorities and opportunities for the Main Street that will create a welcoming space for local residents, businesses and visitors.  Take this survey:

  • Community engagement and concept development

    August 2019 - January 2020

  • Undergrounding of power lines by SA Power Network

    Sometime between January and June 2020

  • Detailed design and engineering

    January 2020 - June 2020

  • Street upgrade works by Council

    After July 2020 - subject to funding and may be staged

The Virginia Main Street upgrade will improve the footpaths and addressing the ponding of water on the street and seeks to create a safer and welcoming environment for the community.

The upgrade project will serve a growing local population and support main street businesses as a key service hub in the region. 

The upgrade project responds to the directions identified in the 'Virginia Blueprint' - and urban design framework that was finalised in 2010.  This work was informed by feedback from the local Virginia community and identified the upgrade of the main street as a key project to "enhance the town cetnre as the central meeting place for shopping, services, and socialising". 

The undergrounding of the overhead power lines were recognised as a signficant element of the street upgrade and the development of the Virgina Institute Park was identified as another key project with an aim to "revitalise the park as a central space for community activities and outdoor recreation that attracts people of all ages and adds to main street activity and town character".

Access the Virginia Blueprint here:



  Idea Wall