Keith St demolition begins

By David Rak

Key projects, maintenance and emergency works continue across Mitchell Shire.

Council’s roads crews, maintenance teams, arborists, parks and gardens members, civic presentation teams, contractors and project managers are still hard at work despite the limitations imposed by COVID-19.

Council purchased 27 Keith St, which has a building in poor condition, as it is considered an ideal location for expanding future services to the Seymour community.

It is ideal because of its proximity to nearby residential areas, Chittick Park and future residential growth areas identified in the Seymour Structure Plan.

Crews are on site removing the old building. Once the building has been safely removed, landscaping works will be carried out until a future use is determined. Works are expected to be completed by next month, weather permitting.

Work to replace and paint the floor tiling in Seymour’s William St toilet block is now completed. Council thanked the community for its patience while this upgrade took place.

New LED lights have been installed at Broadford Leisure Centre, replacing the old fluorescent lights. This will help save 50 per cent on running costs.

The kitchen and toilet floors have been replaced and repainted and the hallway was also painted.

Mitchell Shire Mayor David Lowe said the council had employed new staff members for six months through the Victorian Government’s Working for Victoria initiative.

“With more hands on deck, crews will carry out more inspections, fixes and replacements. These fixes will help us refresh some of our most iconic buildings and sites,” he said.

“We thank people for their patience during this time. Thanks to this program we’re able to continue working to carry out our planned maintenance works and deliver some extras as well.

“While some buildings are not being used right now, we’ve taken this opportunity to freshen up our public sites, ready to re-open when we can.”