Batlow Main Street Gets a Makeover
Published on 08 October 2019
Work on upgrades to Batlow’s main streets is scheduled to get underway this week with pavement repairs in Pioneer Street.
“The upgrades will deliver a revitalised retail and business area, helping to enhance Batlow’s street appeal to visitors and locals," said Council’s Acting Director Heinz Kausche.
“Other beautification works scheduled include some pathway resealing and new planter boxes as well as street furniture and rubbish bins.
“A new pedestrian refuge and retaining wall and pavement repairs in Batlow Road are also in the plans,” said Mr Kausche.
Snowy Valleys Council secured $540,000 in funding through the NSW Government’s Major Projects Infrastructure Fund to review existing CBD master plans for Batlow and develop a detailed design and cost plan to undertake prioritised streetscape improvements.
Council has undertaken consultation with local business owners to ensure a smooth transition during the on-site works.
Mr Kausche says the bulk of these prioritised works are scheduled to be completed by the end of this year.
“The upgrades are being undertaken in two stages and we are currently working on gaining final RMS approval for the pedestrian refuge,” he said. “That and the retaining wall works will be undertaken in early 2020”.
Another Batlow project underway is the upgrade of the town’s caravan park with clean-up at the park now complete. Next up will be the installation of new amenities buildings with council awarding the contract last month.
The park will receive a new office building with serving counter and workstation desks; a new amenities building with toilets, showers and a laundry; and a camp kitchen incorporating an electric BBQ, sinks, food prep benches and an external eating area.
“The buildings are currently being prefabricated off site and we anticipate onsite works will begin before the end of the year,” said Mr Kausche.
To follow along with this project and other major town projects visit Council’s engagement website, yourvoice.svc.nsw.gov.au