Demolition of the second floor of a heritage listed building in Kilmore will begin this week.

DEMOLITION of the second floor of a heritage-listed building at 38 Sydney Street, Kilmore will begin on Saturday.

Mitchell Shire Council issued a building order for demolition works to the owner of the building, originally known as the All Nations Hotel, in January this year.

Council received a structural engineer’s assessment last year that identified safety concerns relating to the integrity of the second floor. The report recommended the second floor be removed for safety reasons.

Council reviewed the report and its municipal building surveyor confirmed issues regarding the structural integrity of the second floor.

Car parks from 38 to 46 Sydney Street will be closed to allow a demolition contractor to access the building and room for construction bins to collect debris.

The footpath directly in front of 38 Sydney Street will be closed, with traffic management in place to guide pedestrians across the road and around the work site. Traffic speed in the area will be temporarily reduced to 40km/h.

The Mill Street pedestrian mall will still be accessible, but sections directly adjoining the building will be restricted.

There will also be infrequent stopping of traffic to enable the placement and collection of debris bins.

Works will begin on Saturday and are expected to be completed on Monday.

For more information, people can call council on 5734 6200.