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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 - Friday 1 September

What's happening?

Works are now complete on the on the east side of Sydney Street, north of Union Street (Section 1B).

Trees have been planted, paving reinstated and bollards removed which has allowed carparking to return to both sides of Sydney Street, north of the Union Street intersection.

On the south west side (Section 2A), a crew is working on the car park entrance road behind Royal Oak Hotel.

Once completed, a new footpath will allow safe pedestrian access to the rear carpark and improve options for off-street parking.

During the next few weeks, bollards will restrict parking on this side of the road while some footpath is replaced and the installation of two pedestrian refuge crossings and a bus stop take place.

Contractors are aiming to complete section 2A by late October, moving a crew to section 2B as quickly as possible.

Your favourite local businesses will still be open but check with them for access arrangements as works continue.

Please take care when travelling and shopping in Kilmore and follow all directional signage.

While some parking spaces are occupied by the works, there is still off-street parking. See the downloads section of this page for a map of parking spaces.

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

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.

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 commenced in April and continue through to the end of July (weather permitting).

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.

The project team will also be available for drop in discussion at the Kilmore Library every Tuesday 9am to 5pm and Thursday 12pm to 5pm, 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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Location

This page was last updated on 2 September 2022.