Healesville 150th Pavers To Be Reinstated

Yarra Ranges Shire Council


Pavers commemorating the 150th birthday of Healesville will soon be re-installed, thanks to a partnership between Council, the community and a property developer.

The pavers, which feature names of local families and details of local businesses, were organised by the community as part of the Healesville 150th celebrations in 2014.

During the course of works to develop land adjacent to Healesville ALDI, the pavers had to be temporarily removed to accommodate footpath works. Unfortunately, several pavers were damaged as part of these works.

Ryrie Ward Councillor, Fiona McAllister, said a condition of the building permit for the site required the pavers to be reinstalled when works were complete.

“The Healesville 150th pavers are an incredibly important part of Healesville – the culmination of a fantastic community effort to help tell the story of Healesville as it is, for future generations,” Cr McAllister said.

“We know there’s been some nervousness and uncertainty in the community since the pavers were temporarily removed – especially with some of the pavers being damaged.

“Our teams have been in touch with the community members who organised the pavers, and the property developer, to ensure that all the pavers would be restored or replaced, and put back in their rightful place.

“I’m pleased to say that pavers have been remade and are ready to be reinstated. We’re working on a schedule with our contractor and expect all the pavers to be reinstated by the end of May.

“As part of these works, we have a spare set of pavers for the Yarra Valley Railway – the railway group is taking the opportunity to use these spare pavers at their Yarra Glen Station, which I think is an excellent result.”

The works to restore, replace and reinstate the pavers will be paid for by the property developer.

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