CONCURRENT works in two sections of Kilmore’s Sydney Street rejuvenation project are underway, meaning increased disruption for both motorists and pedestrians.
The first stage of the project, along the western side of the street between Union and Mitchell streets, is nearing completion with only tree planting and line marking to be completed.
Works have begun on the eastern side of the street as part of stage 1B, with the renewal of some sections of damaged kerbs and footpaths, new street trees and garden plantings and a pedestrian outstand at Mitchell Street.
Works on the western section of Sydney Street between Union and Bourke streets, as part of stage two, are also underway.
Key features include the installation of kerb outstands at Mill Street Mall and in front of the Commonwealth Bank to extend the footpath space, some bluestone pavements, new street trees and the installation of two new public bus stops.
Mitchell Shire Council is advising people to check with Sydney Steet businesses about the best access arrangements to their shops, and have advisesd people to take care when travelling and shopping in Kilmore and to follow all directional signage.
While some parking spaces are occupied by the works, there is off-street parking behind the Royal Oak Hotel and at the Kilmore Library.
Mitchell Shire Mayor Bill Chisholm recognised the works were an inconvenience for Kilmore businesses, but said the project was an important part of preparing for Kilmore and Mitchell Shire’s future.
“Recently released Census data shows Kilmore is continuing to grow, with an estimated population of 10,363 people,” he said.
“The Sydney Street rejuvenation project means better infrastructure for current residents and traders and those that will come here in the future.
“We appreciate the patience shown by Kilmore traders and residents during the works. We know they are an inconvenience, but they are vital for the future of the town.”
Anyone with questions or who would like to arrange a time to discuss the works can contact the project team on 0490 455 794 or email sydneyst@
The project team is available for drop-in discussion at the Kilmore Library every Tuesday 9am to 5pm and Thursday 12 to 5pm, during the construction phase.
For more information about the project, visit mitchellshire.vic.gov.au/kilmore-rejuvenation.