Mitchell Shire Council is hosting a community forum on September 28 to address a Northern Highway bypass of Kilmore.

The meeting, from 6.30pm to 8pm at Kilmore Soliders Memorial Hall, will allow council representatives to provide the community with an update on status of the bypass.

The bypass project has been the longest running issue in the shire – with plenty of conjecture over many decades surrounding about the planning of the project.

The council has made the Kilmore Bypass project one of its priority projects that needs to be funded and progressed ahead of the state election in November.

The forum will outline how council plans to advocate for a bypass, and how people can become involved and make their voices heard.

A council spokesman said the bypass was one of the most urgently needed road and infrastructure projects in the shire.

“There has been insufficient progress to date, and council are seeking your support to help us make this an achievable priority for the State Government in the lead up to the state election,” he said.

The spokesman encouraged anyone wanting to know more to attend the forum.

“Be part of making the Kilmore Bypass a reality,” he said.

People can register for the forum at bit.ly/kilmorebypassevent.