More bent poles at riverside

GIANT POLES: These seven metre high poles are the latest addition to the Ovens Riverside project. PHOTO: Steven Burke

WET weather has pushed back the Ovens Riverside Project, but only for a couple of weeks.

The Rural City of Wangaratta had hoped to have the Civic Square, fronting Faithfull Street and the promenade running between the square and stock bridge, finished by the end of June.

But wet weather put back some concrete works.

Work has still been going ahead at the development, with some giant poles erected at Bickerton Plaza (outside Café The PreVue) and in the square.

The poles measure between six and seven metres into the air and carry lights which will help illuminate the development.

Power poles in Bickerton Plaza will be taken downin the coming weeks and once that happens the new poles will be rotated to their final resting position.

The boardwalk, between the square and Murphy Street, is expected to be completed in mid-August.

The $3.3m project is being funded by the Federal Government ($2.5m) and State Government (715k) grants, with council contributing the remainder.

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