The site of a former council-owned building at 27 Keith Street, Seymour. Mitchell Shire Council Mayor David Lowe believes the area has potential for public use.

LANDSCAPING works at the site of a former council-managed building on Seymour’s Keith Street are set to be completed in the next few weeks.

The site at 27 Keith Street was demolished earlier this month, with a section of footpath along Keith Street also removed.

Works to reinstate the footpath began on Monday, and the cleared area will be seeded and landscaped.

Mitchell Shire Council purchased the site through its Strategic Land Acquisition program.

Mayor David Lowe said the land had potential to be used for the benefit of the Seymour community.

He said the land could be used to expand council services in Seymour because of its proximity to nearby residential areas, Chittick Park and future residential growth areas identified within the Seymour Structure Plan and through the Seymour Revitalisation Project.

He said the area was easily accessible by public transport and received significant foot traffic and, being close to Seymour Library, Seymour College and Seymour Sports and Aquatic Centre, was a natural fit for further community use.

“Twenty-seven Keith Street is an important community acquisition. It is important that council considers the future growth of Seymour and its service needs,” he said.

“The community would agree this is a prime area for future community-based opportunities that will assist with the town’s development.

“We thank the contractors for keeping people safe during the demolition and the community for taking care around the works site.”