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Published Thursday 6 August 2020
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Essential maintenance projects carried out across Mitchell Shire

Key projects and works, including increasing Council’s energy efficiency, improving safety and general improvements, are continuing or have been completed.

A number of temporary employees have joined the ranks to assist in several projects through the Victorian Government’s Working for Victoria program.

The expanded maintenance crews will carry out more scheduled fixes ahead of time and continue to conduct checks on Council-managed buildings in the coming months.

All works are being managed with community and staff safety as the top priority.

Broadford Leisure Centre

We’ve installed new LED lights – to replace the old fluorescent lights which will help to save 50 per cent on running costs. The kitchen and toilet floors have also been replaced and repainted. The hallway was also repainted.

The Broadford Leisure Centre is upgraded.
The Broadford Leisure Centre is upgraded.

William Street toilet block, Seymour

Work to replace and paint the floor tiling in the William Street toilet block is now completed. We thank the community for their patience while this upgrade took place.

Kilmore Memorial Hall

The interior of the Kilmore Memorial Hall has been repainted and the building received new LED lights. The floors were polished to maintain safety for all users.

Kilmore Memorial Hall is upgraded.
Kilmore Memorial Hall is upgraded.

Keith Street, Seymour

Council purchased 27 Keith Street, which has a building in poor condition, as it is considered an ideal location for expanding future services to the Seymour community because of its proximity to nearby residential areas, Chittick Park and future residential growth areas identified within the Seymour Structure Plan.

Demolition works are ongoing. Crews are on site removing the old building. Once the building has been safely removed, landscaping works will be carried out until a future use is determined. Works are expected to be completed by next month, weather permitting.

With key projects continuing across the shire, it is also a reminder for the community to take care around our work sites. This is important for the safety of community, staff, and contractors.

Keith Street works.
Keith Street works.

Comments from Mayor David Lowe

“Mitchell Shire Council has employed new staff members for six months through the Victorian Government’s Working for Victoria initiative – a program that will greatly benefit our maintenance regime,” he said.

“With more hands on deck, crews will carry out more inspections, fixes, and replacements. These fixes will help us refresh some of our most iconic buildings and sites.

“We thank people for their patience during this time. Thanks to this program we’re able to continue working to carry out our planned maintenance works and deliver some extras as well. While some buildings are not being used right now, we’ve taken this opportunity to freshen up our public sites – ready to re-open when we can."

This page was last updated on 6 August 2020.