Works continue through lockdown

Works on several essential projects are being continued by Mitchell Shire Council throughout Victoria’s second lockdown.

Road crews, maintenance teams, arborists, parks and gardens staff, contractors and project managers are still hard at work despite COVID-19 restrictions.

Projects being worked on include a $110,000 drainage upgrade project to High Street, Seymour, which is expected to be completed by mid-August.

Safety and accessibility works resumed on White Street, Kilmore last month, with the street widened between Allen Street and Green Street, and the construction of new footpaths on both sides, along with drainage pits and new kerb and channel. Works are expected to be completed by November.

Drainage works on High Street, Seymour have carried on through lockdown.

Conway Street, Kilmore is closed between Kilmore-Lancefield Road and Kilmore Fire Brigade for a 20-day construction blitz.

Traffic will be detoured using Kilmore-Lancefield Road, Sydney Street, Northern Highway and Rutledge Street.

Emergency vehicles, including Kilmore CFA, will have full access to Conway Street during the works period.

Storm damage repairs have been completed on more than 60 council-managed roads in towns from Kilmore to Seymour.

Drainage works have been completed at Marie Williams Kindergarten in Kilmore. The upgrades will help to control stormwater at the site to protect the longevity of the buildings.

With works continuing across the shire, it is also a reminder for the community to take care around the work sites for the safety of themselves, staff and contractors.

Mitchell Shire Mayor David Lowe said the project played a critical role in building and supporting communities.

“It is great to see these essential workers putting their high-vis clothes on each and every day to ensure key projects are able to continue. We also want to keep people safe during these increased work activities,” he said.

“Our top priority after a natural disaster event is to secure the area and make sure it is safe. While we aim to get roads, buildings and spaces opened as quickly as possible, it must be done with community safety as our number one priority.”