Road closures expected

Mayor seeks public patience as works ramp up on Co-Store project

COUNCIL is pleading for patience from the public as work at the $33 million Co-Store development ramps up.

COUNCIL is pleading for patience from the public as work at the $33 million Co-Store development ramps up.

The increase in work has already seen Ovens Street down to one lane and that’s about to get worse, with road closures on the way as early as this weekend.

Rural City of Wangaratta mayor Rozi Parisotto said the project had many positives, including a boost to Wangaratta’s retail offer, and the addition of 365 parking spaces.

“It is the single largest private sector investment in Wangaratta’s history,” she said.

“That said, the delivery of a project of this magnitude will have an impact on CBD users.

“The construction of the building and carpark and the connection of underground services such as power, water, sewerage and drainage will necessitate the opening of roads and footpaths, changes to available parking in the area and at times, road closures.

“I appeal for the community’s patience during the construction phase.

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