$10M boost for city heart works
Wodonga Council received $10 million funding from the Australian Government in the Federal Budget.
The funding covers projects including:
- The proposed Havelock St extension;
- Richardson Park and The Promenade at Junction Place in partnership with Places Victoria;
- Completion of works in High St, including landscaping. This would be from the water tower in High St to the area of the new works in Elgin Boulevard and then from Bond to South streets; and,
- Completion of South St between High and Smythe streets, including landscaping.
The council will meet with Australian Government representatives in the near future to discuss the details and what milestones will need to be met as part of the funding agreement.
It is envisaged there will be a period of 12 months planning and consultation before any works begin.
During this 12 months, the council will be developing the draft plans, which will then be presented to the community for feedback in regards to timing and other key considerations.
The council’s focus will be on working with the businesses to ensure the business owners have early notification and are clearly and regularly communicated with both before and during the works.