Jindera's main street to get revamp

Jindera's main street.
Jindera's main street.

A MAJOR revamp of Jindera’s main street featuring roundabouts and new street trees will be unveiled today.

Greater Hume Council will spend $850,000 on Urana Street, with work to start in August.

Mayor Heather Wilton said the council was “quite excited” by its plans for the major streetscape and infrastructure upgrade.

Ground work will be done between August and October, with the project to be completed within 12 months, subject to community feedback on the plans.

Cr Wilton said the project would involve major enhancements to Urana Street.

Two roundabouts will be built, with “further improvements to the aesthetic appeal of the popular village”.

“In addition to the new roundabouts, improvements include removal and replacement of more suitable street trees, upgrading of footpaths, kerb and guttering, new street furniture and gardens, plus additional street lighting,” Cr Wilton said.

The imminent start to the project comes due to the early completion of other projects — the Jindera Village Green, Watson Street drainage works and the Adams Street upgrade.

The project aims to create a safer street environment for residents, businesses, tourists and visitors and improve safety and access for vehicles and pedestrians.

“Council recognises the unique appeal of Jindera in that it offers a lifestyle family alternative with a strong sense of community and rural living located in close proximity to Albury-Wodonga,” Cr Wilton said.

“Council’s streetscape improvement project will reinvigorate the township and provide many potential community and economic benefits to the township and Greater Hume Shire.”

It is the council’s final streetscape project, which has involved upgrades in all the shire’s towns since 2010.

Plans can be viewed at the Jindera Newsagency and council’s Jindera office and can be discussed with general manager Steve Pinnuck and engineering director Greg Blackie there on Friday between 10am and 3pm.