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Published Friday 1 October 2021
Tags:General, Business, Media Release

Prussian Blue heritage colours to give Kilmore main street a fresh look

Kilmore’s main street will soon be transformed with a new Prussian Blue heritage colour scheme, banners celebrating the year 1841, historic stories, new street trees and pedestrian crossing refuges as part of a $3.37 million rejuvenation.

In addition to the streetscape works, the approach endorsed at the September Council meeting also includes designs for new town entry signs and re-iterates plans for future off-street car park development and the importance of the bypass in opening up Kilmore’s retail potential.

Tenders will now be called for the streetscape works between Clarke Street and Bourke Street with construction hoped to start in the first half of next year.

Works include:

  • new colourful street trees including Tupelo Black Forums, Jerilderie Reds, Urbanite Ash and Crepe Myrtles.
  • pedestrian islands
  • upgraded heritage style streetlights, street furniture and pavement to complement the history of bluestone use in the area
  • light pole promotional banners celebrating the year 1841 which marks Kilmore’s creation as a town settlement
  • improved disabled parking and new bus stops
  • better access to nearby off-street and on-street parking including directional signage

The streetscape work is possible thanks to funding from the Victorian Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund ($2.423 million), Regional Infrastructure Fund ($500,000) and Mitchell Shire Council ($445,173).

Comments from Mayor Cr Rhonda Sanderson

The Kilmore community has been asking for many years to have Sydney Street beautified and improved - they want to be proud of their main street and proud of where they live.

This is the largest streetscape project we have undertaken. I’m excited to see how this project transforms Kilmore’s main street, celebrates the rich history of the area and provides a much-needed recovery boost for our local businesses.

The Kilmore community has been asking for many years to have Sydney Street beautified and improved - they want to be proud of their main street and proud of where they live.

We are very grateful to the Victorian Government for their partnership on this project and their commitment to supporting Kilmore’s future as a thriving retail hub. I’d also like to thank the community members who took the time to view the plans and share their thoughts.

This page was last updated on 1 October 2021.