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Published Friday 11 November 2022

State Election commitments

We've welcomed some big election commitments in the lead-up to the 26 November State Election with millions of dollars pledged to projects in Mitchell Shire.

We've seen commitments for the diamond interchange at Wallan, Kilmore Bypass, investment in recreation facilities, education and more.

Wallan Diamond Interchange

Council has welcomed bipartisan support for a full diamond interchange at Wallan and an upgrade to Watson Street.

Both Labor and the Liberals and Nationals have committed $130 million to the project if elected later this month.

What will it include?

The new interchange will include two south-facing entry and exit ramps to the Hume Freeway – improving local traffic flow and making trips safer.

Upgrade to Watson Street.

Advocating for our community

This is the result of a long-standing advocacy partnership between council and community.

Council hopes the announcement will see the construction of this much-needed interchange begin now both Federal and State Governments have committed funding to the project.

Our community has been waiting too long, we look forward to seeing construction commence imminently, but more importantly, the delivery of the finished product.

While this is a wonderful announcement, Watson street is the first of many key pieces of infrastructure we need to support our growing community.

Greenhill Recreation Precinct

Wallan may soon be the home of gymnastics in Melbourne’s north with Minister for Community Sport Ros Spence pledging $5 million towards Stage 1 of the Greenhill Recreation Precinct if returned to government at the State Election.

The commitment from Minister Spence, the Labor candidate for Kalkallo, brings Mitchell Shire Council’s vision to develop Greenhill Recreation Precinct into a premier sport and recreation precinct a step closer.

Stage 1 includes installing services to the site and works to support the commencement of a gymnastics facility.

This investment will help get the precinct underway and create opportunities for the next phases of the project.

The aim is to develop a premier sporting, recreational, and environmental precinct that can meet the needs of the existing and future Wallan community and importantly, encourage engagement and connectivity.

Council has identified the Greenhill Recreation Precinct as one of its nine State Election priorities.

Kilmore Bypass

A $300 million pledge towards building the Kilmore bypass has been made by Shadow Minister for Roads Danny O’Brien, Nationals Candidate for Euroa Annabelle Cleeland and Liberal Candidate for Euroa Brad Hearn.

With Kilmore’s population set to double in the next 20 years, the bypass is one of the Shire’s most urgently needed road and infrastructure projects.

As well as easing congestion, the bypass will help protect and enhance the character and amenity of the town centre.

Council has identified the Kilmore Bypass as one of its nine State Election priorities.

Beveridge Central Recreation Reserve

Some great news for families in Beveridge with an election commitment from Minister for Community Sport and Labor candidate for Kalkallo Ros Spence for $50,000 towards a masterplan for a new recreation reserve in the heart of Beveridge.

The masterplan will guide the future use and development of the reserve at the corner of Lithgow and Patterson streets, which will support our growing local community.

Broadford Primary School

Labor candidate for Euroa Angela Tough said if re-elected the Labor government would invest $13.7 million to upgrade and modernise Broadford Primary School.

Broadford Secondary College

Nationals Candidate for Euroa Annabelle Cleeland announced a commitment of $8 million to begin rebuilding Broadford Secondary College.

Kilmore Secondary College

Liberal Candidate for Euroa Brad Hearn said if elected a Liberal Government would deliver $200,000 to conduct a feasibility study into a secondary college for Kilmore.

Council has identified a state secondary college for Kilmore as one of its nine State Election priorities.

Seymour College

Nationals Candidate for Euroa Annabelle Cleeland announced a commitment to invest $6.1 million to finish the College’s rebuild.

Wallan East Primary School

Labor candidate for Yan Yean Lauren Kathage said if re-elected a Labor Government would commit to building a new primary school for Wallan East

Wandong Primary School

Labor candidate for Yan Yean Lauren Kathage announced a $10.1 million commitment to upgrade Wandong Primary School.

Kilmore SES

Labor candidate for Euroa Angela Tough announced a $6 million commitment for the redevelopment of the Kilmore SES.

This page was last updated on 14 November 2022.