Smoother asphalt footpaths for the CBD

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The Warrnambool City Council’s program to renew the asphalt footpaths in the city centre is under way, with work beginning in Banyan Street this week.

Project will be carried out in stages over the coming years, with sections of Banyan Street, Raglan Parade, Fairy Street and Lava Street to be completed in February and March.

Warrnambool Mayor Cr Debbie Arnott that asset renewal projects such as this were important for the liveability of the city.

“While this is essentially a like-for-like replacement, pedestrians will notice a big improvement,” she said.

“There are about 10km of asphalt footpaths scheduled to be replaced, and their condition varies fairly significantly, especially where utility services have accessed their underground infrastructure and sections have been patched up.

“An important part of the project is working with these utility companies so that they can try to coordinate any underground works to coincide with the footpath works.

“By the end of the project, we will have footpaths that are smooth, consistent, and easier for everyone to use.

“I’d like to thank everyone for their understanding while the work is under way.

“Our economic development and projects teams initially got in touch with impacted property owners and residents late last year to provide an overview of the project, and have been following up with specific dates once they were confirmed for each footpath section.”

Anyone with any questions or suggestions can contact Council on 5559 4800 or to speak with someone involved in the project.