17 December, 2023

Moyne at work

As the weather fines up our teams are hard at work across the shire delivering on a range of capital works programs.

By Staff Writer

Moyne at work - feature photo

From road upgrades through to playground installations there is something happening in every corner of the shire.

The new playground in Port Fairy’s Baxter Street is almost ready and planning for the new skate park and playground at Russell Clarke Reserve is well underway. A tender has also ben awarded for new lights at the Gardens Oval and Netball Courts with work set to begin in February.

In Koroit drainage works in Commercial Road as part of township renewal works are nearing completion, ready for works to begin on a new bluestone footpath on the north side of the street, from IGA to High Street in late January. These works are using the $1 million Council had allocated to the project in the 2020/21 Budget.

Council has now been formally invited to submit a full application to the Federal Government’s growing regions fund, seeking $2million in matched funding to complete works on both sides of Commercial Road from High Street to the Commercial Hotel and in High Street from Commercial Road to the botanic gardens. We expect to hear in April if that application is successful.

In Macarthur, work is progressing well on the new splashpad, which will be open early in the new year and has been funded through a contribution from the community, Council and State Government grant funding.

On our local road network, crews are making significant upgrades around the shire. Works are currently underway or beginning soon on Korongah North Road, Rosebrook, Willatook-Warrong Road, Warrong, Terang-Framlingham Road, Spinks Road, Kirkstall, Minjah-Hawkesdale Road, Codrington Bessiebelle Road and Ritchie Court in Port Fairy.

Works are also well underway on the second stage of the Remote Road Upgrade Pilot in the Shire’s north. This significant project funded with an $11.1 million Federal Government Grant and $2.5 million from Council’s budget.

Under this project the entire Woorndoo-Chatsworth Road, and the Moyne Shire maintained sections of the Hamilton-Chatsworth and Chatsworth-Bolac Roads will be upgraded, with single lane sections being widened and damaged surfaces rehabilitated along with drainage upgrades and pavement strengthening. When complete 31.35 kilometres of road will have been upgraded over the two years.

The best place to stay up to date with our projects and where you can have your say on policies, documents and initiatives is our new community engagement platform Engage Moyne which is online at .


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