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Median strip upgrade to provide a safer space for rose garden volunteers

An upgrade of the median strip and traffic island at the Morwell Centenary Rose Garden will get underway mid-May. The project will improve safety for the volunteers working at the rose garden, other pedestrians and drivers.

By Portal Admin - 11th May 2017 - Back to News

Latrobe City Council’s mayor, Councillor Kellie O’Callaghan, said the traffic flow in the area was generally high all day.

"We know there have been a couple of near-miss incidents here. There is a large volume of traffic, including heavy vehicles, using this route and even when the safety cones are out to indicate the volunteers are working, some drivers do not slow down. Safety is the key priority here.

"The Morwell Centenary Rose Garden Advisory Committee has been involved with the upgrade project for the entirety of its planning phase and we are pleased that shortly we will be able to deliver a safer area for the volunteers to work in," Cr O’Callaghan said.

"The median strip will be concreted and colour paved and the provision of an additional one metre buffer space will give workers the protection they need to be able to work safely.

"The Morwell Centenary Rose Garden is an iconic feature of our town and whatever season we’re in, it looks stunning. The volunteers put in such a great effort to keep it beautiful for the community and for visitors. The least we can do is provide a safe working environment for them," Cr O’Callaghan said.

Media Enquiries:

Cr Kellie O’Callaghan, Latrobe City Mayor

Telephone: 0400 696 324

Cr Graeme Middlemiss, Latrobe City Deputy Mayor

Telephone: 0417 379 059

Media Relations Office

Telephone: 5128 5458

For general enquiries, contact Latrobe City Council on 1300 367 700.


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