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Streetscape works commence in Mount Alexander Shire

24/12/2020

Residents and visitors to Mount Alexander Shire will see the small towns of Campbells Creek, Taradale and Elphinstone revitalised over the next two years, thanks to an investment from the Victorian Government.

The streetscape works aim to improve the livability of each small town by increasing safety and creating spaces for local gatherings which will support the community to connect and attract more visitors to the region.

The much needed beautification and infrastructure makeovers for Campbells Creek, Taradale and Elphinstone are stage two of a four stage revitalisation program, which aims to upgrade six small townships in the Mount Alexander Shire.

The stage two works that start today have been supported by a $500,000 investment from the Victorian Government’s Regional Infrastructure Fund which is part of the flagship Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund which helps businesses create more jobs in regional Victoria, supports community projects and assists councils to deliver cultural initiatives of economic significance to the region.

The overall project will also include streetscape works in Chewton, Newstead and Guildford subject to Council budget and funding over the next two years.

The project will also create town centres to improve local business opportunities and provide space for community gatherings. The two-year construction period is estimated to inject a further $1.4 million into the local economy.

Completion of stage two will deliver essential town infrastructure, create opportunities for local businesses to increase revenue and encourage visitors to stay longer. The project will create jobs and provide lasting economic benefits for the Mount Alexander Shire and the broader region.



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