The Shire of Boddington has assembled a committee of community members to help revitalise its town centre and improve traffic flow. The Town Centre Revitalisation Project was launched after the need to upgrade ageing infrastructure was identified during community consultation for the development of the Council Plan 2022-32. In August, a reference group was formed to provide ideas and feedback for the development of a masterplan, with more consultation is expected to take place in December through to February 2023. The reference group includes community members, business owners and council representatives. “The project’s aim is to create an attractive streetscape and effective traffic flow in the central areas of the Boddington townsite,” Shire chief executive Julie Burton said. “It is focused on attracting and retaining investment and growth in Boddington.” Ms Burton said the town centre was in need of an upgrade. “The streetscape in the centre of Boddington has not undergone a refurbishment for many years, and has lost its vibrancy,” she said. “Initially, the focus was to be the main street, however following careful consideration of the scope, the project will be expanded to encompass other key tourist areas.” Shire president Garry Ventris said the project also aimed to boost tourism and liveability. “The project will result in a visible improvement to the town, and is expected to also have a flow-on benefit to Boddington as a whole with respect to overall amenity, liveability, attracting business investment, tourists and visitors,” he said. The masterplan for the redevelopment is expected to be complete in March 2023.