The Narre Warren-Cranbourne Road Upgrade team worked alongside Cranbourne Primary School students on Monday 23 May, spreading 15 cubic metres of mulch donated by the project team.
The gum mulch is a direct donation to the school, following tree removal works along Narre Warren-Cranbourne Road and will help refresh garden beds across the school grounds.
The working bee consisted of 10 student leaders interested in the environmental support of the nearby project and a team of construction staff.
The focus area for the mulching was a large garden bed near the school oval, facing Narre Warren-Cranbourne Road.
Cranbourne Primary School Principal Lachlan Yeates said the collaboration with MRPV offered a great learning experience for his students.
“We’re excited to be working with MRPV and McConnell Dowell to help support student leaders in becoming more environmentally aware,” Mr Yeates said.
“We greatly appreciate the time and resources volunteered by the project team to beautify the school grounds.”
The working bee is another example of Major Road Projects Victoria (MRPV) optimising environmental outcomes in the long term by reusing felled timber wherever possible to benefit the community.
MRPV is delivering the upgrade, which will include an extra lane in each direction between Thompsons Road and the South Gippsland Highway, easing traffic congestion and ensuring quicker travel times for the 33,000 motorists who use the road every day.
The upgrade will also improve traffic flow and allow better access to the Cranbourne town centre by installing traffic lights, and replacing the roundabouts at Thompsons Road and Berwick-Cranbourne Road.
Additional traffic lights will be installed at the South Gippsland Highway intersection, Majestic Boulevard and Lyall Street, as well as at a pedestrian crossing south of Hunt Club Boulevard.
The upgrade will also include significant safety and accessibility improvements for all, including safety barriers and new shared walking and cycling paths.
The Narre Warren-Cranbourne Road Upgrade is expected to be completed by 2025.