Better places update
ALPINE Shire Council is inviting residents to learn more about the second stage of Myrtleford’s Alpine Better Places upgrade.
Following the completion of the roundabout at the Standish and Myrtle Streets intersection earlier this month, details of stage two of the project will be provided during a meeting at the Myrtleford Library from 5.30pm – 6.30 pm on Thursday.
“The design is well underway, and we’re keen to share more information and hear com- munity feedback,” council’s acting manager asset development Francine Stacey said.
“We will present the documented designs, outline the timing and duration of the works, and answer any questions anyone may have.
“This is a great opportunity for community members to hear the latest on the project.”
The $2.28 million project will see an overhaul of both sides of Myrtle Street between the new roundabout and Lewis Avenue.
The Myrtle Street toilets will be upgraded and Jubilee Park will be reworked to create a more usable public space.
The project includes the construction of a picnic shelter and viewing platform, as well as additional seating.
The road itself will be upgraded and reconfigured to make it safer for all road users, and trees will be planted along both sides of the road.
“The plan is to start construction in spring this year, pause works over the Christmas and New Year break, then continue again in late January 2019 following the holiday period,” Ms Stacey said.
“Overall construction duration is around five months.”
Anyone who cannot make the meeting can drop-in to the Myrtleford Library meeting room between 4pm and 5.30pm on Thursday to view the latest designs and talk to the project team.
Copies of the plans will also be available at the Myrtleford Library, and under major projects on council’s website.
NEW LOOK: An illustrated drawing of what Myrtle Street and Jubilee Park could look like once the town’s Alpine Better Places project is complete.