Essential projects continue
Key projects, maintenance and emergency works continue across Mitchell Shire.
Council’s roads crews, maintenance teams, arborists, parks and gardens members, civic presentation teams, contractors and project managers are still hard at work despite the limitations imposed by COVID-19.
All works are being managed with community and staff safety as the top priority.
Important drainage upgrades are now underway on High Street, Seymour, as part of a $110,000 Council project.
Works are expected to be completed by mid- August, weather permitting.
Safety and accessibility works will resume on Kilmore’s White Street from Monday 27 July.
White Street, between Allen Street and Green Street, Kilmore, is being upgraded and widened, including the construction of new footpaths on both sides of the road, to meet Kilmore’s growing population needs.
Drainage pits will be installed while the existing kerb and channel will be replaced. Works are expected to be completed by November, weather permitting.
Conway Street, between Kilmore-Lancefield Road and the Kilmore CFA Station, will be closed for a 20-day construction blitz from 31 July.
Traffic will be detoured using Kilmore-Lancefield Road, Sydney Street, Northern Highway and Rutledge Street.
Emergency vehicles, including the Kilmore CFA, will have full access to Conway Street during the works period.
Recent repair works have been completed on more than 60 damaged Mitchell Shire Council-managed roads in towns stretching from Kilmore through to Seymour following a significant storm.
These have posed plenty of challenges, including on-going weather interruptions, accessibility and obtaining materials. In the case of Diggings Road this was no ordinary culvert remediation. It was the result of storm damage where a large chunk of the road was washed away rendering the road dangerous.
Drainage works have been completed at Marie Williams Kindergarten in Kilmore. These upgrades will help to control stormwater at the site to protect the longevity of these buildings.
With works continuing across the shire, it is also a reminder for community to take care around our work sites. This is important for the safety of community, staff and contractors.
We thank people for their patience during this time. We are working as quickly as possible to meet maintenance demands across the shire as well as delivering on capital projects.
Comments from Mayor David Lowe
“All of these projects play a critical role in building and supporting our communities,” he said.
“It is great to see these essential workers putting their high-vis clothes on each and every day to ensure key projects are able to continue. We also want to keep people safe during these increased work activities.
“Our top priority after a natural disaster event is to ensure secure the area and make sure it is safe. While we aim to get roads, buildings and spaces opened as quickly as possible, it must be done with community safety as our number one priority.
“It is also a reminder that any workers or people coming into the shire for one of the four essential reasons must wear a mask or face covering where it is safe to do so. If you are unsure, please visit the State Government's Coronavirus site.”
This page was last updated on 24 July 2020.