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Capital and Project Works

Sydney Street — Rejuvenation

Category:
Roads and parking
Status:
Procurement
Location:
Kilmore
Expected Completion:
December 2022
Budget:
$4,654,750

Project update

A traffic management plan has been implemented to create a safe space for demolition of existing kerb, channel and bordering asphalt.

This work is ongoing on the west side of Sydney St from the junction at Union St to 85 Sydney St.

Working within a restricted construction zone, a single excavator has been removing dilapidated infrastructure and preparing improved foundations for reinstatement of new kerb and channel.

During the next few weeks, new driveway crossovers will be installed along with upgraded footpaths where it has been deemed necessary within this zone.

Once complete, works will continue north on the western side to complete section 1A of the project.

If you would like to view plans or want more information about the project, a Mitchell Shire Council Engagement Officer will be available at Kilmore Customer and Library Service Centre on Tuesdays 9am-5pm and Thursdays from 12pm-5pm.

What's planned?

Mitchell Shire Council is excited to be commencing the streetscape upgrade in Sydney Street, Kilmore between Clarke Street and Bourke Street. Following a public tender process, Council appointed Evergreen Civil to complete the streetscape upgrade. Works commenced on 11 April 2022 and a site office has been established in near the corner of Andrew Street and Union Street.

The works will include:

  • new colourful trees and plants
  • new and enhanced pedestrian crossing points
  • new stone paving at the pedestrian crossing points
  • new and enhanced street furniture
  • new heritage colour scheme
  • parking reductions for two new bus stops
  • pedestrian refuges and trees
  • improved signage and access to nearby parking
  • improved all abilities access parking
  • lighting upgrades
  • permanent 40km/h speed zone from 7am-7pm
  • fixing damaged sections of concrete kerbs
  • footpaths and road line marking

When are the works happening and why?

Works commenced from 11 April 2022 and will continue through to the end of the year.

These timelines may change due to a number of factors as the project progresses.

Updates will be provided as any changes are needed.

Sydney Street Rejuvenation has been a significant part of the town’s structure plan since 2016.

Since then, significant funding has been sought. Mitchell Shire Council has now approved plans and most recently appointed the tender for works to begin.

The $4,654,750 project has been made possible with funding provided by the State Government through its Growing Suburbs Fund ($2,424,000), Regional
Infrastructure Fund ($500,000) and Regional Roads Victoria ($313,610) and Mitchell Shire Council ($1,417,140).

How long will it take?

Stage 1 - Clarke to Union Street

The streetscape upgrade works will be completed in two stages over approximately 9 months.

The area between Clarke and Union street will be transformed with 69 new trees and a pedestrian refuge near Mitchell Street.

This stage will commence in April and continue through to June. Key features of Stage 1 include the renewal of sections of damaged kerbs and footpaths, new street trees and garden plantings.

Stage 2 - Bourke to Union Street

The existing 15 Robinia street trees between Union and Bourke Street will be replaced with 17 colourful deciduous trees.

This stage is scheduled to commence in July and continue through to December.

Key features of Stage 2 include the installation of kerb outstands to provide more footpath space for outdoor dining, bluestone pavements, new street trees and the installation of two new public bus stops.

Find out more

There will be some interruption to residents and businesses during construction. Information regarding disruption timelines will be provided to affected businesses and residents throughout the project.

If you have any further questions or would like to arrange a time to discuss the works, you are welcome to contact the project team on 0490 455 794 or email sydneyst@mitchellshire.vic.gov.au.

Commencing Tuesday 19 April 2022, the project team will also be available for drop in discussion at the Kilmore Library every Tuesday 9 am to 5 pm and Thursday 12 to 5 pm, during the construction phase.

Council will also provide some general updates through our social media channels, local newspapers and direct contact with the appointed business engagement officer.

Kilmore community members and traders are encouraged to visit this project page on a regular basis. It will provide current project related information and projected next steps as construction works continue.

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This page was last updated on 13 May 2022.