Kerang CBD works to commence
Published on 01 June 2017
KERANG CBD WORKS TO COMMENCE
Works to upgrade the streetscape in Victoria Street, Kerang will commence on 11 June, marking the first phase in the Kerang CBD upgrade project.
Director Infrastructure and Development Geoff Rollinson said that there will be some disruptions in the main street during the works, but the end result is something to be excited about.
"The works will be conducted in three phases, being the roadway and seating pods, the western footpath and the eastern footpath. Repair works to Hawthorns Carpark in Fitzroy Street will be completed by Council before the work in Victoria Street starts," Mr Rollinson explained.
"There will be limited parking available in Victoria Street during the construction phase, however pedestrian access will be maintained at all times throughout the work with temporary walkways and signage in place to assist pedestrians."
Mayor Brian Gibson says it is exciting to see the project commence construction following a very active community consultation process.
"This is a great ‘once in a lifetime’ project that will see the heart of Kerang transformed into a vibrant and functional space."
"Although disruptions to the area are not ideal, I would remind residents that the long term benefits will far outweigh the short term disruption, and encourage you to please be patient during the construction phase," Mayor Gibson said.
During the first phase of work, the centre part of Victoria Street will be closed to all vehicle traffic and some carparks will be temporarily converted into a turning area for cars and small commercial vehicles.
"We would like to publicly notify residents that the memorial seat located outside of the Post Office will be safely removed prior to the start of construction, and stored off-site for the duration of the works, before being re-installed," Mr Rollinson said.
Every effort will be made to re-open Victoria Street as soon as possible with the closure expected to last approximately 8 weeks and the entire project completed towards the end of August.
The $750,000 project was made possible thanks to $500,000 from the State Government.
For more information please contact Council on 5450 9333 or visit council’s website
Date: 1 June 2017
Media contact: Katrina Thorne T. 03 5450 9333 M. 0409 616 627