Alpine Better Places Project - Myrtleford

Project update - 17 August 2018

Information and staging plans for the Jubilee Park and Myrtle Street construction works are available here.

Project works will start on Monday, 20 August in Jubilee Park with tree removal and earthworks. There are a number of trees marked for removal as part of this project. The public toilets will remain open for use, until they are closed for renovation and upgrade following the spring school holidays in early October.

North East Water will be undertaking water main renewal works ahead of Council's project works in Myrtle Street. We understand that NEW will be contacting all impacted properties directly and that their works will commence before the end of August.

Project Update - 6 August 2018

The award of the Alpine Better Places – Myrtleford Stage 2 construction contract was approved at the July Council meeting to experienced local contractors North East Civil Construction.

Stage 2 includes upgrades to Jubilee Park, including the interior and exterior of the public toilets. A new barbeque shelter and viewing platform will also be built in the park. The Myrtle Street streetscape will be upgraded with widened pedestrian pavements, tree planting and street furniture, from Standish Street to Lewis Avenue.

Works are proposed to commence in Jubilee Park starting Monday, 20 August. The streetscape works will then kick off at the Lewis Avenue end of the site on Monday, 3 September.

A Public Information Meeting will be held at the Myrtleford Library Meeting Room, from 5:30 – 6:30 pm on Wednesday, 15 August.

The project team will provide an update on the proposed works and the construction contractor will also present the anticipated staging of the works. This is an opportunity to hear the latest on the project, ask questions and provide feedback on the proposed construction staging.

If you cannot make it to the meeting, you can also drop-in to the Myrtleford Library Meeting Room, between 4:00 and 5:30 pm on Wednesday, 15 August, to view the latest plans and talk to the project team.

Project update - 7 May 2018

An update on Alpine Better Places Myrtleford Stage 2 works is available here.

Project update - 23 January 2018

Construction of the Standish Street roundabout will commence on Monday, 29 January 2018.

The site will be cleared and works suspended from Friday 9 March to Monday 12 March (inclusive) to prevent disruptions to traffic flow on the busy Labour Day long weekend. Construction will then continue, with the aim of being completed prior to the first term holidays and the Easter long weekend. View the detailed update and staging plan for the Standish Street roundabout below:

> Alpine Better Places Myrtleford - Project Update January 2018

Project update - 8 December 2017

Alpine Shire Council has worked closely with its contractors, North-East Civil Constructions and Myrtleford Festival organisers to amend the planned staging of Myrtleford’s Alpine Better Places project, ensuring positive economic outcomes for local businesses during the January peak trading season.

Stage one of the Myrtleford makeover, which includes major upgrades to Myrtle Street and the construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Standish Street, was initially proposed to commence on Monday 8 January 2018 with the aim of completion by early March in time for the Myrtleford Festival and Labour Day long weekend.

In response to the feedback from local business owners at a public information meeting held by Council, construction which will now commence on 29 January 2018. The site will be cleared and works suspended from Friday 9 March to Monday 12 March (inclusive) to prevent disruptions to traffic flow during the busy weekend.

With the amended schedule in place, Council anticipates that major construction for stage one will be complete by Easter.

Project update - 20 November 2017

Alpine Shire Council is holding a public drop-in and information session in the meeting room of Myrtleford Library on Thursday 30 November to outline their planned staging for the construction of the Alpine Better Places Standish Street roundabout project.

Drop In session: 4.00pm – 5.30pm
Information session: 5.30pm – 6.30pm

Project introduction

Alpine Better Places

Council commenced its Alpine Better Places project in early 2015, with the aim of delivering detailed concept designs for priority projects in each of the town centres of Porepunkah, Bright and Myrtleford. The project progressed well through its first three phases including two rounds of community consultation. Council and community input was sought in March to prioritise projects in each of the townships. Council and community feedback was then sought on the preliminary concept designs in June and their visions for each town have been included on the draft detailed concept designs.

The proposed streetscape improvements were outlined in the Draft Detailed Concept Designs which went on public exhibition in late 2015. At the March 2016 Council Meeting, following consideration of all comments and submissions received, Council determined to adopt both the recommended responses to the formal submissions and the Final Detailed Concept Designs for Myrtleford, Porepunkah and Bright, completed under Alpine Better Places.

The de-identified submission summaries and decisions can be viewed under the 2016 Council meeting agendas and minutes, 1 March 2016 - Ordinary Council Meeting. The Final Detailed Concept Designs can also be downloaded here:




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