Survey to assist with Penola Main Street Masterplan

2nd April 2020

Wattle Range Council together with Wax Design, are committed to moving forward with the Penola Main Street Masterplan and Placemaking Strategy.

As a result of the cancellation of the drop-in design sessions due to social distancing requirements, an online survey has been developed to continue with the community consultation phase of this project.

The survey will support future community consultation on the Penola town centre once the current social distancing restrictions have been lifted.

Wax Design was engaged by Council after a selective tender process and have an extensive award-winning body of work. In 2017, Wax Design was awarded the Mainstreet SA Public Space and Streetscape Award for the Victor Harbor Mainstreet Precinct project and received the Architecture SA Urban Design Award for the Willunga Main Street project in 2019.

The Penola Main Street Masterplan and Placemaking Strategy project aims to enhance and protect the unique character of the town’s main street, encouraging increased activation, story-telling and cultural representation and providing a welcoming space for residents, businesses and visitors.

The survey will assist the project team to gain a better understanding of what makes Penola a great place and what opportunities exist to enhance the town centre in the future.

The results of the survey will be used to prepare a draft design framework and concept plan to reflect the community’s vision for the town centre. The design framework will be made available for public comment.

Wattle Range Council Mayor, Des Noll encourages all members of the community to complete the survey. “Now more than ever we need to focus on positive building projects for the future, which includes designing a main street that will ensure Penola remains a must-stop town for visitors and a great place to live and work,” Mayor Noll said.

The survey will be available online on Council’s Facebook page and website at from this week.

Submissions will close on Wednesday, 6 May 2020 at 5 pm.

Hard copies are also available from the Millicent Council Office and in the Penola Visitor Information Centre after-hours box. These can be returned to Council via mail to Wattle Range Council, PO Box 27, Millicent SA 5280.

Any enquiries should be made to Council’s Director Development Services, Steve Chapple on 0427 946 783 or by email to

For further information please contact:

Steve Chapple, Director Development Services
Telephone:                (08) 8733 0900 or 0427 946 783