Sheedy Road work finished

A photo gallery of the completed project is available on the project page.

Works to upgrade a section of Sheedy Road in Gisborne are now complete, ensuring a smoother and safer travel experience for residents and the community.

Macedon Ranges council announced on January 15, that the works, which began in September 2023, were completed before Christmas.

The upgrades between the Howey Street intersection and Willowbank Road include road pavement and surface upgrades, the installation of a new roundabout at the intersection of Fersfield and Sheedy roads, the extension of a shared path and drainage improvements.

Council’s acting chief executive Shane Walden said the project was one of many infrastructure upgrades across the shire already completed or planned for delivery in the 2023-24 financial year.

“Sheedy Road services an area of Gisborne that experienced recent development, and this upgrade ensures council’s infrastructure meets community needs,” he said.

“I want to thank residents for their patience during the construction works, and thank the Australian government for the funding support to help us prioritise upgrades like these.”

The upgrade cost about $2.4 million, including close to $2.2 million provided through phase three of the federal government’s local road and community infrastructure program.

McEwen MP Rob Mitchell said the government had delivered on its commitment.

“Local roads were badly neglected and in our first budget in our first term, we are righting that wrong,” he said.

A photo gallery of the completed project is available on the project page.