Whitehill Avenue to be rehabilitated

Busy Whitehill Avenue in Sunshine North will soon be rehabilitated.

Mayor of Brimbank, Cr John Hedditch said Council has awarded a contract to rehabilitate Whitehill Ave in Sunshine North with works expected to commence early next year.

“The Whitehill Avenue project will include the reconstruction of footpath, kerb and channel and vehicle crossing infills, as well as reconstruction of the road pavement and asphalt resurfacing between Cromer Avenue and Spalding Avenue.

“The works also include the construction of a twin barrel flood prevention underground drain in Whitehill Avenue, from Imperial Avenue to Maida Avenue.

“The $920,216 works will improve the condition of Whitehill Ave, and will introduce better flood protection measures to the area,” Cr Hedditch said.

Council has already informed affected properties of the proposed works.

Prior to commencement of works Council’s contractor will notify all affected properties of the upcoming works.

“This is one of the many works being undertaken as part of Council’s 2016-2017 road improvement program,” Cr Hedditch said.

“In 2016-2017 Council is spending more than $20 million on road reconstruction works to improve local roads.

“Good road infrastructure is vital not only for the immediate amenity of Brimbank residents but also for the city’s productivity as many large industry operations are based in Brimbank,” Cr Hedditch said.

As well as ongoing maintenance works, Council undertakes regular condition assessments of the entire road network to develop a prioritised road upgrade program for future years.