A look at Warrnambool's Liebig Street over the past year

VIDEO: Watch a timelapse of the street redevelopment.

VIDEO: Watch a timelapse of the street redevelopment.
FROM THIS: Liebig Street during the Warrnambool City Council's $15 million CBD renewal project, which began in February 2017. Picture: Morgan Hancock

FROM THIS: Liebig Street during the Warrnambool City Council's $15 million CBD renewal project, which began in February 2017. Picture: Morgan Hancock

THE $15-million city centre renewal has been one of the hottest Warrnambool issues over the past year. 

TO THIS: A completed view of the Liebig Street north redevelopment, captured from the Victoria Hotel. Works will begin between Koroit and Timor streets in February. Picture: Rob Gunstone

TO THIS: A completed view of the Liebig Street north redevelopment, captured from the Victoria Hotel. Works will begin between Koroit and Timor streets in February. Picture: Rob Gunstone

Liebig Street between Raglan Parade and Koroit Street has been ripped up and replaced, and the footpaths have been widened.

The plane trees were removed and replaced with ornamental pears, and bluestone pavers now line the streets. Traders endured the works for eight months and pedestrians dealt with the dusty and sometimes muddy street. New parking meters have riled up community members, while the zebra pedestrian crossings have caused plenty of frustration.

A petition to remove them has more than 5500 signatures. Readers have taken to The Standard’s Facebook page to criticise and commend the Warrnambool City Council on the controversial works. Stage two upgrades between Koroit and Timor streets are due to begin in February. Visit standard.net.au to view a video and gallery of the works.