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Rushworth streetscape works now complete

As works on Stage 2 of the Rushworth Streetscape project reach completion, Campaspe Shire Mayor, Cr Rob Amos has acknowledged the patience and perseverance of the Rushworth community during the seven-month construction period.

Cr Amos said the works on High Street are basically complete, although a second road seal is still to be applied later this year or early next year in the warmer months.

“Of course, we will inform residents as these works are happening and keep you updated,” Cr Amos added.

The whole streetscape project, initially presented to the community in 2018, spanned almost six years after being disrupted by some unforeseen challenges. These included drainage issues, the discovery of underground utilities infrastructure and some community pushback that saw some of original the plans revised.

Rushworth Streetscape Complete

Cr Amos noted the size of the project and that breaking it up into stages minimised the impact on the community.

“The streetscape compliments the historic beauty of Rushworth effortlessly and will serve the community through their monthly markets and renowned Easter Heritage Festival,” he said.

““I’m really thankful and proud of the community for their understanding throughout the works,” Cr Amos added.

Rushworth improvements

Waranga Ward Councillor, Adrian Weston commented on the great range of projects happening in Rushworth and surrounding areas.

“It’s wonderful to see the streetscape on High Street completed. It’s just one of the many projects happening in Rushworth right now.

“Residents can also look forward to the new amenities at Lions Park, which are now also open. Just outside the amenities, the gravel will be repaved to include disabled parking and lighting in the works.

“The Rushworth Murchison Rail Trail project has also started, with works expected to be completed later this year. “We appreciate the community’s support and patience through the entire duration of works in Rushworth,,” Cr Weston said.

Feedback sought

Over the next few weeks, Council will be seeking feedback on the communication and project delivery of these works. Please pick up a hardcopy survey from the Rushworth Service Centre or have your say online.