Myrtleford Open Space hardscaping works to start

WORKS to the Myrtleford Open Space will kick off early this year, after a tender for the project was awarded in late December.

Alpine Shire Council awarded the $160,000 tender to TJ Chick Builders Pty Ltd at a Special Council Meeting on Tuesday, December 20.

Director Sustainable Development Heather Green said the works would create an “exciting and accessible public space” to support everyday use as well as events and markets.

“This project has been a long-term goal of the Myrtleford community and will create a fantastic space in the centre of town,” she said.

“The high quality standards of construction and finish requested for the space requires committed and appropriately skilled contractors.

“The final result will be a quality, attractive space to suit the community and visitors.”

The works will include hardscape construction including earthworks, modification of irrigation system, concrete paving and lighting.

The site of the former Myrtleford Police Station, the space was cleared in 2010 and is currently open parkland, used by events such as the La Fiera Festival, Myrtleford Produce Market and Myrtleford Festival.

Ms Green said the timing of the works was “critical” to ensure the space was ready as quickly as possible to cater for upcoming events.

“Works must start no later than early February to ensure the space is ready by La Fiera in May,” she said.

“Unfortunately the work will not be completed in time for the Myrtleford Festival in March, but will be finished by May.”

The project is supported by the State Government and Alpine Shire Council.

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