Mitta Mitta Streetscape
Stage 1 one of this project has recently received funding through Regional Roads Victoria and includes improvement to safety and functionality of Mitta Mitta’s streets, parking and footpaths to help manage increasing traffic.
The streetscape project intends to deliver:
- New kerb, safe pedestrian crossings and carparking at the Omeo Highway and La Fontaine Street intersection.
- Pedestrian and cyclist footpaths through the town centre and links to nearby reserves.
- Removal and replacement of two trees.
Council are looking for funding to support Stage 2. Stage 2 Draft Plans include:
- A shared pedestrian and cycling bridge across the Mitta Mitta River to connect the recreation reserve to the future mountain bike park.
- Refurbishment of the toilet block at Paddy’s Reserve.
The current state of the town centre and entrances poses limitations on traffic flow control and lacks formalised pathways and safe crossing points for pedestrians and cyclists. Furthermore, there is a lack of pathway connection between the town centre and Snowy Creek Reserve Park.
Considering the anticipated growth in tourism and visitation, the local community recognises the need to adapt to the changing landscape. The strain this could impose on the town's minimal footpath and roadside infrastructure is evident.
The project's vision revolves around establishing clear separation between vehicle travel paths and shared pathways, creating inviting spaces for pedestrians, while still retaining everything that makes the town look and feel unique.
We’ve been working closely with the Mitta Mitta community in the development of plans to deliver a more functional and safer Mitta Mitta town centre.
Through discussions with stakeholders and business owners, via our survey and 'Meet the Project Manager' sessions clear feedback was received on the practicality and useability of the proposed parking solutions.
We have incorporated this feedback into the final plans with the proposed long vehicle parking at Paddy's Reserve being replaced with regular vehicle parking and the proposed parking in front of the pub being altered to include more vehicles. We are continuing to work with other land owners to identify alternative sites for long vehicle parking.
Changes will be incorporated into the works for Stage One and we will keep the community updated on when works will commence.
During this process there was significant interest in the proposed inclusions for Stage Two of this project. Consultation in relation to this stage of the project will be scheduled shortly.
If you have any further questions you can email the project manager at email@example.com or contact us on 1300 365 222.
Unfortunately, Towong Shire Council hit a ‘roadblock’ with the delivery of the Mitta Mitta Streetscape upgrade.
The contractor we selected to upgrade the intersection has advised that they are no longer able to take on the project.
Council worked quickly to get back out to the market and advertise for a new contractor, with tenders closing on 23 January 2023.
Council will keep you updated on the outcome of the tender process and when works can be expected to start in the new year.
For enquires, call our office at: 1300 365 222
A new contractor was appointed to complete the Streetscape works for Mitta Mitta.
The same Mitta Mitta charm, but with a few improvements.
Shortly after Easter we'll be commencing works on Stage 1 of the Mitta Mitta Streetscape upgrade.
Works will include:
. New kerb
. Carparking at the Omeo Highway and La Fontaine Street intersection
. Pedestrian and cyclist paths through the town centre
. Removal and replacement of two trees
Traffic control measures will be in place while work is underway.
Exciting news, Mitta Mitta! The Streetscape Upgrade is officially underway.
The contractor is onsite and preparations are in full swing. As part of the preparation works, we've:
- Started removing the existing kerb to make way for the installation of a brand new, improved kerb.
- Begun footpath work along Paddy's Reserve.
- Removed two trees and conducted general pruning.
These works will create a safer, more practical Mitta Mitta while still retaining all of it's old town charm.
Stay tuned for more updates as the project progresses.
Stage 1 of this project is funded under the VicRoads Safer Pedestrian Program. Stage 2 is yet to receive funding.
Stage 1 of the project is expected to be completed by late September.
Stage 2 is still in the planning phase and is yet to received funding. A draft plan for stage 2 can be viewed further down on this page.
Yes, traffic control measures will be in place with a speed limit reduction to 40km. We do not expect any lane closures.
As a result of the project, there will be more available carparking spaces in Mitta Mitta.