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Published Friday 7 August 2020
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Two new facilities near completion while important works continue

Seymour Agricultural Pavilion works

The new and improved Seymour Agricultural Pavilion at King’s Park, Seymour, will offer local community groups and regional event holders a multi-purpose site equipped with modern facilities.

Works are set to be completed by September, weather permitting. Two aging pavilions were replaced by a single new building.

Significant regional events such as the Seymour Alternative Farming Expo and the Seymour Show will have access to more space for activities which will benefit both exhibitors and patrons.

Mitchell Shire Council has contributed $487,000 for the project while Federal Government provided match funding through the Building Better Regions Fund.

Works at Kings Park
The new site at King's Park, Seymour.

Wallan Youth Hub, Wallan

The finishing touches are being added to the Wallan Youth Hub. The former Wellington Street kindergarten building is being transformed into a one-stop support centre.

The Hub will house high quality youth services for young people aged between 12 and 24 in Mitchell Shire.

The initiative has been a key focus for the Mitchell Shire Youth Council who worked alongside Mitchell Shire Council to highlight the need for increased youth services, particularly mental health support.

The State Government supported the project through a $645,789 Growing Suburbs Fund allocation.

White Street, Kilmore

Drainage works on White Street, between Lamb and Lumsden Streets, Kilmore is now complete. Footpath works will start Monday, 10 August, weather permitting.

The works may cause some minor traffic delays. Local traffic can still move through the area. Council reminds drivers to adhere to traffic management instructions for your safety and the safety of road workers.

The Federal Government’s Roads to Recovery program funded $645,000 of the project. Mitchell Shire Council contributed $285,000 to the upgrades.

Drainage works continue in Kilmore.
Drainage works continue in Kilmore.

Comments from Mayor David Lowe

‘‘Works on important new services and facilities have continued – and we’re excited to be nearing completion on works at Kings Park in Seymour and the Youth Hub in Wallan,” he said.

“We work in partnership with both the State and Federal Government to achieve great outcomes for our shire. These partnerships are critical in supporting the state’s fastest-growing shire, I would like to thank them for their support once more.

“One of our highest priorities is supporting improved mental health services for our young people and the Wallan Hub provides a wonderful opportunity to support our young people with a range of services that will have many benefits for our community.

“And the upgrades to Kings Park will continue to build our reputation as a region to support significant events and shows.”

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