Street plan welcomed

But chamber president disappointed by timeline changes

MYRTLEFORD Chamber of Commerce has welcomed a detailed update from Alpine Shire Council about the phased roll-out of its multi-million dollar ‘Alpine Better Places’ project works in the town’s heart.

Acting assets director Francine Stacey gave members at the chamber’s annual meeting in Myrtleford on Thursday a comprehensive briefing about the construction timeline for the strategy, which is to include a $1.87 million spend on Myrtle Street refurbishment and beautification.

But chamber president Frank Ivone, who was subsequently re-elected at the meeting for another term, said some members were clearly disappointed with information about the staged nature of the works.

Ms Stacey said a separate contract for construction of a roundabout at Myrtle and Standish streets’ intersection – which VicRoads is funding – would be awarded in November.

The roadworks are scheduled to take place between January and March next year.

She said the council proposed to let the tender for the following phase – the redevelopment of Myrtle Street as a town ‘gateway’ with a major tree-lined avenue – in June next year.

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