Murrindindi Shire Council is delivering several important projects over the coming months that will provide significant improvements to our roads, main streets and recreational reserves.
Infrastructure and Waste Portfolio Councillor Eric Lording said it was important to keep advancing these projects despite the current situation and the effects Coronavirus is having on our community.
‘Not only are these projects providing valuable infrastructure for our community, they are keeping people in jobs and providing some much-needed normality during this difficult time.
‘There are some important road upgrades we are very excited to complete. This includes the Rubicon Road Route Upgrade Project which is jointly funded by Council and the Victorian Government through Regional Roads Victoria’s ‘Fixing Country Roads’ Program.
‘We have nearly finished the initial improvement works on Wilhelmina Falls Road in Murrindindi. This includes the removal and replacement of the existing major culvert. We are working closely with both DELWP and VicForests to complete this project and it wouldn’t be possible without their support and funding.
‘The works at the Murchison Street carpark project in Marysville are also nearing completion, and will provide much needed off-street parking for the community.
‘Some other Council-funded projects include the renewal of the Kinglake Memorial Netball Courts, including a new playing surface that will last well into the future – which I’m sure our netballers will be very happy about.
‘Together with Sport and Recreation Victoria, we are upgrading the Yea Recreation Reserve’s sporting facilities and introducing female-friendly change rooms. This is a fantastic project! Not only will it cater for the needs of women and girls who are already involved in sports and recreational activities, it will encourage even greater participation.
‘With all this work currently underway, we can’t forget some exciting major works projects that will begin shortly. The Yea Streetscape Safety Upgrade is one project we can’t wait to get cracking on. The main aim for this one, as the name suggests, is improving the safety of pedestrians crossing the road and of vehicles reversing out of the angle parking on High Street.
‘And last but not least, Back Eildon Road is set to undergo safety improvement works. It’s a popular route for those heading to Lake Eildon with their boats in tow so we’re pretty excited to get started and help make the road safer to drive.
‘It’s all systems go for our engineers and project delivery team. We’ve had to change the way we operate over the past few weeks due to COVID-19 but we’ve risen to the challenge. We are also ensuring our teams adhere to the new restrictions regarding social distancing while undertaking works and follow the Victorian Government’s best practice guidelines for managing construction sites’, Cr Lording added.