Sydney Street funding boost

The Kilmore Township Sydney Street North Rejuvenation has been announced as one of 35 projects in regional Victoria to share in more than $16 million in funding.

The project has received $500,000 from the Regional Infrastructure Fund to enhance pedestrian safety, amenity and overall experience within Sydney Street North, between Union and Clarke streets.

The planting of 109 trees, creation of new landscaped pedestrian nodes and minor upgrades to street furniture will continue to progress the Kilmore Town Centre rejuvenation agenda identified by the Kilmore Town Centre Plan.

Member for Northern Victoria and Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes announced the funding on Friday.

Ms Symes said regional Victoria was critical to supporting the state’s recovery from the impacts of coronavirus.

“We’re backing projects in our regions that will drive jobs and community growth,” she said.

“While we can’t fully enjoy our halls and parks and other community facilities right now, it’s important that we continue investing in them and create jobs.”

Mitchell Shire Mayor David Lowe said council was excited to move forward with the project.

“We are excited to be moving forward on this project that will support Kilmore’s growth and liveability. We are pleased to be working in partnership with the State Government on this important project,” he said.