Better Places upgrades continue
ALPINE Shire Council is planning another phase of Alpine Better Places projects.
Under the concept a second lot of streetscape upgrades would be delivered to the shire’s smaller towns.
Alpine Better Places projects have already been completed in Bright around Mafeking Square and on Nicholson Street in Porepunkah.
The recently commenced Myrtle Street and Jubilee Park makeover is the second stage of work in Myrtleford following the addition of the Standish Street roundabout.
Alpine Shire Council assets director Will Jeremy said residents from smaller municipalities had approached council about makeovers to their town centres.
“People in Harrietville have been pushing it for a while now, we’ve had people come to us saying we want you to do in Harrietville what you have done in Porepunkah,” he said.
“We’ve also had quite a lot of engagement with Tawonga residents after adding a picnic shelter in Pioneer Park that was funded by the Federal Government.
“On the back of that the community has had a lot of enthusi- asm to basically develop the centre of Tawonga for it to be a bit more pedestrian friendly and to have a bit more sense of arrival
“Tawonga South residents over a period of time have had conversations with us around streetscape work and improvements to assets like the shared trail.”
Tawonga South residents have also recently petitioned for public toilets and amenities in the heart of town.
A recent report said council were continuing to explore opportunities to secure access to suitable land along the Kiewa Valley Highway.
The document said council’s project pipeline includes the implementation of an Alpine Better Places Tawonga South project.
Mr Jeremy said public toilets, additional off-street parking and a picnic area in Tawonga South were all things that fitted under the Alpine Better Places portfolio of projects.
He said a tentative timeframe for scoping design of such facilities along with further Alpine Better Places projects would fall within the term of the current council.
Alpine Shire Council received State Government funding of $500,000 for both the Bright and Porepunkah Alpine Better Places projects.