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Council awards Drainage and Road Reconstruction contract for Butterworth Street upgrades

Swan Hill Rural City Council is pleased to announce the awarding of a significant Drainage and Road Reconstruction contract, enabling the commencement of vital infrastructure upgrades on Butterworth Street in Swan Hill.

Council’s Director Infrastructure, Leah Johnston said that the project was a crucial step in improving the current road infrastructure and extending its lifespan, whilst enhancing the resilience and functionality of the local community’s drainage system.

“Works are set to begin later this year, marking an important milestone in our ongoing efforts to improve the urban infrastructure of Swan Hill.

“This project has several key components with one crucial aspect aimed at a thorough reconstruction of the road itself, including replacing damaged kerb and channel, new footpath and sealing the road surface.

Ms Johnston said that the current funded project represented the initial phase of enhancements in this vicinity, forming one component of a comprehensive solution.

“This is the first stage of improvements in this area and only part of our overall solution. An upgrade of the drainage pipe will commence at the juncture of the main drain heading west through to Berrybank Drive and is approximately 550 metres long.

“These works need to be completed first, before addressing specific community concerns with localised flooding in Derham Drive and Graemar Drive and the western end of Butterworth Street – which will not be directly resolved as part of these works but will form part of future drainage works linked to this current project.

“The scope of these works also addresses details like reconstructing pram crossings and the kerb and channel setup at the Holloway Grove intersection.

“To enhance pedestrian safety, the project will extend an existing footpath from Derham Drive to the Child Care Centre near Berrybank Drive, covering about 250 meters,” Ms Johnston said.

Ms Johnston said that the project was expected to be completed within this financial year.

“Residents and stakeholders will be kept informed as the project progresses,” she added.

Council extends its gratitude to the community for their patience and understanding as these vital improvements are undertaken.

“We are confident that upgrades between Berrybank Drive and Holloway Grove will significantly contribute to the overall wellbeing and prosperity of Swan Hill and its residents,” Ms Johnston added.

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