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Published Tuesday 20 September 2022
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Communication key during Sydney Street Rejuvenation works

Works on the Sydney Street Rejuvenation Project recently finished out the front of Pat Croke Furniture, as the project continues along Kilmore’s main street.

Salesperson Kevin Curtis said the works are having a positive impact on the look and feel of Sydney Street.

“We’ve got new trees out the front our store, a new pedestrian crossing and the footpath along other parts of the street is looking good,” he said.

“Once it’s all completed it will be a much more inviting space that people will want to stop at.

“We’re a popular destination for people travelling from Melbourne to Echuca and the new look will be a great way to encourage them to spend some time here.”

While happy about the end result, Kevin said it’s been a difficult time for residents and business owners.

“Having all the work going on out the front was a challenge. We temporarily lost our parking and had to make alternative arrangements to keep things as normal as possible,” he said.

“Keeping in communication with our customers was key. We used social media to make sure people knew we were still open and to tell them where else they could park.

“The works are an inconvenience but they’re necessary for the improvements we are starting to see.”

Kevin encouraged business owners and residents to visit Mitchell Shire Council Engagement Officer James Bone at the Kilmore Library for information about the project.

“James was very helpful and very honest about timelines and impacts of the work,” he said.

“He was available when we needed him and helped make the process as painless as possible.

“Give him a call or go see him at the library if you want to be prepared for when the works are at your section of the street.”

If you have any questions or would like to arrange a time to discuss the works, you can email the project team or call them on 0490 455 794.

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

Quotes from Mayor Bill Chisholm

While the wet weather has been an added challenge, works are continuing to move at a solid pace for this important project.

We understand the problems this is causing traders and residents we’re thankful for their patience and understanding.

If you have questions or concerns about the works, I encourage you to get in touch with the project team.

This page was last updated on 20 September 2022.