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Ready For Work

Ready For Work

Corangamite Shire Council's Work and Services Team Springs Into Action

Corangamite Shire Council's Works and Services Team is springing into action with the change of season.

It hasn't seemed like it in the past few days but with the warmer, drier weather coming, the conditions are right for seasonal work to begin.

Director Works and Services Brooke Love says the team on the ground would continue to be prominent around the Shire.

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“The Parks and Gardens Team are all out on mowers as grass in our public areas hits its peak growing season,”

“They also manage 12,500 urban street trees, along with regular maintenance of reserves and public areas across the Shire"

Mrs Love says that the first round of roadside slashing has been completed and that the second scheduled round in the North and move south, and fire prevention slashing is happening in the north.

The Building team is also hard at work across the Shire conducting maintenance on Council’s 192 buildings, playgrounds, skate parks and other assets, and preparing pools for the forthcoming season.

Mrs Love notes that roads are also on top of their list.

“Responses to the annual Community Satisfaction Survey showed Sealed Local Roads were an area of concern for our residents and we have made this one of our top priorities,”

Maintenance grading is in progress and will continue to be carried out whilst there is still some moisture in the ground.

“In all, $8.2 M is allocated from the 2019-2020 Budget for our local roads and bridges. We also have a significant project this year with the Port Campbell Toilet Block replacement which will commence this week–with completion anticipated before Christmas—and detailed design for the Twelve Apostles Trail.

The capital works program also includes $450,000 for drainage works around the Shire, $233,000 for kerb and channel, $206,000 for footpaths and $200,000 to upgrade the Derrinallum streetscape, $30,000 for Camperdown Botanic Gardens landscaping and planting plan and Noorat playground renewal and various projects at our public halls and community centres.

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