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Published Monday 27 April 2020
Tags:General, Media Release, COVID-19

Works roll on across Mitchell Shire

Construction workers, road workers and builders across Mitchell Shire are still on the tools as a number of essential capital works projects continue despite the impacts of COVID-19.

While there are challenges with construction during COVID-19, Council is pushing ahead with key infrastructure for the municipality’s rapidly growing population. The works are part of Council’s $27 million planned capital works program for 2019/20.

Two capital works projects recently wrapped up construction. Two new multipurpose sporting courts and surrounding light towers were installed at LB Davern Reserve, Wandong. The courts can now be used at night and will offer versatility for local sporting organisers when community competition resumes. This project was funded through Recreation Victoria’s Community Sports Infrastructure Fund and Council.

Wallan Kindergarten, as part of the renovation program, will give employees, children and parents, at the site, extra privacy in a refurbished change room.

Council is currently managing a number of different work sites across the community. These are:

  • Agricultural Pavilion at Kings Park, Seymour
    Construction on a new pavilion has begun. This project is funded by the Federal Government's Building Better Regions Fund and Council.
  • Public Toilet installation in Memorial Park, Wandong
    Construction is now underway.
  • Tallarook Hall Rebuild, Tallarook
    Construction has commenced with framing works in progress.
  • The Shack, Upper Plenty
    Construction is underway for this reconstruction. Frames are being installed.
  • Stage 2 of important Road Rehabilitation works on Oak Street, Seymour
    The west side of Oak Street, between Goulburn Valley Highway and Wimble Street, is receiving important works. Works are in progress.
    This project is funded by the Federal Government's Roads to Recovery Program and Council.
  • Wallan Youth Hub, Wallan
    Wall frames are being erected. Electrical and plumbing works are in progress. This project is funded by the State's Growing Suburbs Fund and Council.

Mitchell Shire Council would like to thank its funding partners including the State and Federal Governments for their support in the capital works program and beyond.

Council will continue moving forward on its capital works program meeting COVID-19 guidelines. Council encourages local contractors to keep informed of upcoming projects via our e-tendering process.

Quotes attributable to Mitchell Shire Mayor David Lowe

“It is great to see so many workers still donning their hardhats every day to ensure a number of these key projects can be completed. Capital works projects are important for our community but also help stimulate the local and Victorian economies,” he said.

“We’re doing our best to support our community through these kinds of projects which will play a key role in recovering from COVID-19. We hope to see as many local contractors as possible applying for relevant projects with us.”

This page was last updated on 21 May 2020.