Implementing next stage of CBD Enhancement

Published on 07 August 2019

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Work on the implementation of the next stage of CBD enhancement projects will begin in the coming months, after Councillors prioritised projects at Tuesday night’s meeting.

$320,000 has been allocated within the 2019/20 budget for CBD enhancement work, and Councillors will now allocate an additional $50,000 as part of the September quarterly review.

Councillors prioritised subsidies for the painting of heritage building facades, replacement of the Auburn Street median strip between Montague & Clifford Streets, and removal of one bus stop and reduction in taxi stand size.

“This round of works will continue to improve the aesthetic of the CBD, as well as making practical changes to increase car parking for shoppers” said Mayor Kirk.

“The landscaping replacement of the median strip in our Belmore Park block of Auburn Street will be an outstanding feature that will make the CBD a greener, cleaner space.”

The taxi stand in Clinton Street adjacent to Kennard’s Hire will be removed, while all other taxi stands in the CBD will be checked to ensure they are of a size to cater for only two parallel parked cars.

The bus stop in Montague Street adjacent to the Court House will also be removed and changed to 45 degree angle parking for cars. Regional bus operators will be encouraged to use the existing Auburn Street bus zones or the Cartwright Place bus zone, or existing Auburn Street bus zones to drop off and pick up passengers.