AN influx of temporary employees has helped Mitchell Shire Council continue and complete several key projects during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The temporary employees were hired through the State Government’s Working for Victoria program, and will help carry out scheduled maintenance work on council-managed buildings throughout the shire during the next few months.
Works completed so far include: the repainting, polishing of floors and installation of new LED lights in Kilmore Memorial Hall; the replacement of floor tiling at a public toilet block in William Street, Seymour; the replacement and repainting of toilet and kitchen floors and the installation of new LED lights at Broadford Leisure Centre; and the demolition of a building at 27 Keith Street, Seymour, that was assessed by council as being in poor condition.
Mayor David Lowe said the COVID-19 pandemic presented opportunities for council to undertake works with minimal disruption.
“With more hands on deck, crews will carry out more inspections, fixes and replacements. These fixes will help us refresh some of our most iconic buildings and sites,” he said.
“We thank people for their patience during this time. Thanks to this program we’re able to continue working to carry out our planned maintenance works and deliver some extras as well.
“While some buildings are not being used right now, we’ve taken this opportunity to freshen up our public sites – ready to re-open when we can.”