Work continues on the designs to revitalise the historic streetscape of Maldon.
It is expected a detailed design will be finalised in September, after which the final cost of the project will be confirmed and any additional funding needed will be identified.
Last month, the project received a $4.5 million boost from the state government.
Mount Alexander Shire Council has appointed a design consultant to develop the civil design, while Powercor is working on plans to underground the power lines.
There are no changes planned for the stone channels in High and Main streets. There will still be timber pedestrian bridges over the channels, but these will be standardised under the plans.
Reconstruction of footpaths in asphalt areas will look to address accessibility and a pedestrian crossing is being designed for High Street, although it will not necessarily be included in this project.
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Kerb outstands planted with vegetation are planned for the intersections of Main Street with Templeton and High Streets, with the aim of making clear to motorists they should slow down in that section of the town.
It is intended that existing trees will be retained, except those with a useful life expectancy under 11 years.
Three elm varieties and an oak are proposed as replacements for removed trees, although the oak species is preferred because of pests that affect elms.
The undergrounding of power will mean street lighting will have to be replaced, but to mitigate the impact on the historic area, lighting concepts propose that poles be kept to a minimum.
Designs for street furniture - such as seats and bike racks - and signage are still being developed.
In the coming weeks, new bin enclosures will also be trialled.
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The first stage of the rejuvenation project will see the power lines moved underground, which has been identified as important to improve bushfire safety and improve the historic aesthetic of the town centre.
"We will continue to consult and inform Maldon business owners, residents and other stakeholders to ensure disruptions are as manageable and anticipated as possible," Mount Alexander Shire mayor Christine Henderson said.
Design documents for the streetscape project are available to view on the Mount Alexander Shire Council website.
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