Kiewa Street Upgrade

We’re about to begin important works in Kiewa Street to create a new road surface and significantly reduce drainage problems along the roadway.

The works, between Guinea Street and Bungambrawatha Creek, will include the resealing of the road surface, new kerbs and gutters, upgrades to the existing bus bay, improvements to storm water management and the construction of new driveways and footpaths.

In order for the work to proceed, five street trees between Crisp Street and Bungambrawatha Creek will need to be removed.

These trees are four liquidambars and one young Chinese elm, which are growing on the road shoulder.

They will be replaced by five super-advanced English elms, about five metres tall. These elms will complement the grand avenue of stately English elms outside Albury High School.

Importantly, the avenue of elms will be fully retained with some minor remediation works to ensure they remain healthy and safe. An arborist’s report has found the elms are in good condition.

The works will start from Monday 7 January, with lopping of the liquidambars and the Chinese elm to ensure they’re clear of power lines before they’re removed.

Kiewa Street between Guinea Street and Bungambrawatha Creek will be closed to through traffic for the duration of the works. Residents will continue to have full access to their properties during this time. Mobile signage will advise motorists and pedestrians of any traffic changes.

When completed, the project will deliver a better and safer road with less likelihood of flooding during heavy rain.

For more information, download a copy of the proposed works plan and the tree plan.