Maffra’s streetscape progressing well

WELLINGTON Shire Council’s multi-million project to rejuvenate the commercial heart of Maffra is taking shape, as construction work continues in Johnson St.

The project is progressing well, with asphalt sealing now complete on the southern service lane.

Works have moved to the northern service lane.

The federal government contributed $1 million to the work already undertaken on the southern side of the street, where there are now also new kerbs, footpath paving and raised crossings to make it safer for pedestrians.

The work also includes landscaping and other streetscape elements such as furniture, bins and signs.

Existing trees will not be removed.

Gippsland MHR Darren Chester stopped by recently to see what had been done already.

“Maffra has one of the most attractive main streets in regional Australia, and locals are rightly proud of their town,” he said.

“Wellington Shire should be congratulated for its work to renew and maintain the amenity of Johnson St to ensure it remains attractive and welcoming for both locals and visitors.

“Gippsland is home to some of Victoria’s largest municipalities, which means there is a huge network of roads and bridges to maintain.

“To help out, the federal government partners with Wellington Shire, East Gippsland Shire and Latrobe City and provides millions of dollars for local road projects through its Roads to Recovery, Bridges Renewal and Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity programs.

“There will be many people, including me, who are happy to see work continuing on local infrastructure projects across the region, despite the current challenges.”