Agenda confirmed for September council meeting

By Ashlea Witoslawski

Councillors will gather tomorrow to discuss a number of agenda items at the September ordinary council meeting. 

Council officers have completed the Draft Shepparton and Mooroopna 2050: Regional City Growth Plan and have recommended it be exhibited for public comment.

The growth plan was first established in February with a review of existing information and consultation involving key community stakeholders. 

The growth plan aims to identify gaps in infrastructure and services in order to create sustainable future growth and development throughout Shepparton and Mooroopna during the next 30 years. 

If recommended by councillors, the growth plan will be on display for a period of four weeks starting on September 20 until November 1.

A number of contracts could also be awarded at the upcoming meeting, including more than $490 000 on water main replacements for Balaclava Rd and New Dookie Rd. 

Reopening Southdown St to through traffic between Ford Rd and Hawkins St, Shepparton, is also on the agenda.

The street was closed in May 2017 with bollards installed because of a number of complaints from residents of the Hawkins Heights estate regarding dust.

Recently, as part of the The Vines development, the street was partly reconstructedincluding an asphalt layer, leaving about 50 per cent as a gravel road until the adjacent land is developed. 

A temporary seal on the road is set to cost about $21 450 if the motion is carried by councillors on Tuesday.