|29 November 2017
Work has started to beautify one of Millicent’s main intersections.
The intersection of Williams and Mount Gambier roads known as ‘Billy Goat Corner’ is currently being upgraded by Council.
Mayor Peter Gandolfi said the upgrade will enhance one of the most visible intersections in the town.
He said the work done on the entrances and main intersections in Millicent are important to lift the first impression of the town to visitors and, in this case, those coming into town along Mount Gambier Road.
“Council has been working on improving the amenity throughout Millicent in recent years,” Mr Gandolfi said. “This has included bridge treatments on the main town drain on George and Williams roads along with three new entrance statements and street tree plantings, just to name a few.”
Council will complete the project in two stages with the first budgeted for completion in the 2017/18 financial year, costing approximately $60,000.
Stage one involves the construction of a paved footpath linking Wyrie Road and Williams Road including a kerb ramp for pram and wheelchair access at the Wyrie Road crossing. The paving will be flanked by garden beds of small assorted plantings and hedging along the existing fence line.
Contractors have begun preparing the site and it is envisaged that Council staff will have the civil footpath and kerbing works completed by Christmas. The garden plantings will finalised early in the new year.
The corner adjacent the existing Caltex service station on the corner of Williams and Mount Gambier roads is the subject of Stage 2 of the project. This section is set to receive similar treatment with paving and plantings and will be submitted for consideration to 2018/19 budget.
Pictured: Council staff work on enhancing 'Billy Goat Corner' in Millicent.
For further information please contact:
Peter Halton, Director Engineering Services
Telephone: (08) 8733 0901 or 0439 283 918