The Edgecombe Road project will create jobs and economic activity in Kyneton and the Macedon Ranges.
Collectively, the first stage of development will see $22 million invested in Kyneton, and provide 200 local jobs.
Additionally, the projects are expected to create 290 jobs during construction.
Council’s Youth Strategy identifies that youth unemployment in the Macedon Ranges could be anywhere from 15-25%, and Goldfields is proud to be bringing these new jobs to Kyneton.
The development will provide vital economic growth for Kyneton and encourage future job creation and investment in the the Edgecombe Road industrial precinct.
$150 million investment
200 Ongoing Local jobs
290 Construction Jobs
PROTECTING POST OFFICE CREEK
Edgecombe Road and the culturally significant riparian area of Post Office Creek – which runs through the site – is currently inaccessible to the public.
As part of the proposal, Post Office Creek will be permanently protected and gifted to Macedon Ranges Shire Council as a public asset, creating a significant open green space for everyone to enjoy.
The two current planning applications also include more than 1.2 hectares of landscaped area, which will incorporate native trees, shrubs and grasses.
KEEPING LOCAL TRAFFIC MOVING
Detailed traffic assessments have been undertaken in developing the applications.
Given the location of the development in a non-residential area with no existing bicycle or pedestrian connections, it is anticipated that most people will travel by car.
Traffic assessments show that there will be negligible impacts on travel times on Edgecombe Road, Piper Creek Road and Saleyards Road, and that additional traffic generated can be comfortably accommodated.
Traffic Management Plans are being developed in consultation with VicRoads, Macedon Ranges Shire Council and other relevant agencies to ensure that all traffic management and safety requirements are met.