Businesses at Keilor Village Shopping Centre will be trading “business as usual” when more than $980,000 of upgrade works start this month to bring the Keilor Village Vision and Concept Plan to life.
Mayor of Brimbank, Cr John Hedditch said works have started on the implementation of the Keilor Village Vision and Concept Plan this week.
“The works being undertaken will greatly improve functionality in the Keilor Village area while maintaining and enhancing the history and character of the village.
“The development of the Keilor Village Vision Document and Concept Plan was a real community effort. These works will see the vision and plans crafted by the community in partnership with Council transform into reality.
“In the coming months, residents, traders and motorists can look forward to new raised pedestrian pavement and crossings, a resurfaced carpark, feature seating areas, street furniture, and new bus stops and shelters.
“Council will also complete an extension of the cycle trail along the length of Keilor Village, as well as tree planting and landscaping.
“The cost of the works also includes $100,000 from Melbourne Water to construct a raingarden with viewing deck at the corner of Old Calder Highway and Kennedy Street,” Cr Hedditch said.
In line with the Keilor Village Concept Plan adopted in April 2016, local village materials have been used in the design – including blue stone and timber.
To minimise disruptions works will initially focus on the shopping strip area and carpark as a priority. Businesses will remain open for business during the works.
Construction of the Keilor Village upgrade works is expected to be completed by the end of April 2017.
The completion of these works will be further complemented by the development of the Keilor Community Hub, which will include a relocated Keilor Library, Council customer service centre and neighbourhood house component, at the old Council office building on Old Calder Highway.