COUNCIL accessibility and maintenance works at several sites across Kilmore and Broadford have continued during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Mitchell Shire Council has worked with businesses and contractors in both towns to continue works on roads, footpaths and council-managed buildings.
Work in Conway Street, Kilmore has seen new underground electrical infrastructure for future public lighting installed and drainage works completed.
Council will now undertake road surface and pedestrian footpath upgrades to help improve pedestrian safety.
The $1.1 million upgrade was jointly funded by council and the State Government.
Council workers are also in the process of installing a footpath along Kilmore’s Union Street between Sydney Street and the Andrew Street bus stop.
The works are aimed at increasing pedestrian movement through Kilmore and helping improve the town’s accessibility.
A council maintenance team is also working alongside local painters at Broadford Civic Centre to refresh the look of the Broadford Council Chambers.
A fresh coat of paint in the chamber itself and the foyer are expected to be finished this week.
Mitchell Shire Mayor David Lowe said the works were important.
“We remain committed to improving the safety and accessibility on our roads and footpaths throughout Mitchell Shire,” he said.
“Despite the COVID-19 restrictions, we have been able to continue these essential works and continue to progress a number of maintenance projects across the shire.
“We have a commitment to improving our shire as our population grows and as more people want to call Mitchell Shire home. We continue to work to get the job done as safely as possible throughout these restrictions.”