Chiltern Main Street footpath upgrade
- Project typeStreet & Footpath improvement
- Project value$170,000
- Project scheduleComplete
- Completion Date30 June 2020
The works to the footpath and kerb and channel in Main Street Chiltern has been completed. It looks fantastic and we thank the community for their support of the project.
About this project
The project involved the replacement of the existing kerb and channel and brick footpath on the east side of Main Street. The kerb and channel was replaced with a red brick tray and concrete kerb to match the western side of the road and a new footpath with exposed aggregate concrete as previously installed in Conness Street. There are new pram crossings at key locations along the street and disabled parking at the Post Office.
The project also delivered new stormwater drainage to prevent flooding across Crawford Street during heavy rain events, new street furniture, relocation of the existing sewer main and new street tree plantings.
We have also managed to undertake a refurbishment of the existing street light that has heritage significance.
Why did we undertake this project?
The 2019 Chiltern Connectivity Plan identified the east side of Main Street between Crawford and Reid Streets as an important link in Chiltern’s footpath network.
Replacing the footpath with the same design as previously used in the town centre has provided an important consistency and connection with the historic Courthouse, Post Office, Kindergarten, Police Station and future Community Hub.
The existing kerb and channel and footpath were in poor condition due to tree root damage and many years of poor drainage.
While the work was in progress, Chiltern Post Office owners Matt and Emma Williams cooperated with us in the replacement of the paving in the courtyard in the front of the Post Office. They also sent in an historic photo of the Post Office showing a street light in front of the building. They asked if it would be possible to replicate that light.
We located some lights removed from Conness St in 2006, and found one in good condition which has been sand blasted, powder coated, rewired and installed.
What has the project delivered to our community?
Safe access to important community and tourism facilities is vital for everyone. Keeping the traditional aspects of this infrastructure has maintained the aesthetic appeal to the heritage buildings, which is supportive of our commitment to heritage tourism in Indigo Shire.