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Buloke Streetscape Renewal Begins

Buloke Streetscape Renewal Begins

Publish Date: 22 October 2020

Birchip was this week the scene for the official commencement of the Buloke Streetscape Renewal Project, which will transform the streets to Birchip, Charlton, Donald, Wycheproof and Sea Lake.

Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes visited Birchip to inspect the commencement of works at the Cumming Avenue.

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‘We know just how challenging this year has been for small regional communities who thrive on visitors coming to the region. That’s why we are backing projects like this one that will create jobs now and make these communities even better places to live, work and invest.

“Our Building Works package will create long-term benefits to the Buloke Shire, its businesses, and its communities”, said Minister Symes.

Buloke Shire Council Chief Executive Officer Anthony Judd was positive about the economic and safety benefits the project will bring.

“The streetscape upgrades across the five towns will create much needed construction jobs, and we expect there will be long lasting benefits to our main street retailers with this project encouraging more people to shop in town and drive increased visitation.

“This work will ensure safer and more accessible main streets for road users and pedestrians and create a strong sense of community pride.”

The Birchip Safer Cumming Avenue Streetscape works will be progressing over the next six months with weekly onsite meetings involving Millers Civil Contractors, RMG Project Management and Council representatives. The project was jointly funded by the Federal Government Building Better Regions Program.  

These meetings will inform the project control group meetings held on the same day so that communication about the project can be proactive and timely.

With the annual harvest and busy Christmas period on the horizon, Council are working with Millers Contractors on a traffic management plan to satisfy the increase in vehicles.

You can keep up to date with the Birchip project at by visiting the project’s dedicated page on Council‘s website.

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