TWO WAY ROADS TO STAY IN INVERLEIGH PLAN
At the Ordinary Meeting of Council last night, Mayor Cr Owen Sharkey presented a Notice of Motion regarding the Inverleigh Streetscape Draft Masterplan, which was adopted by Council.
The motion read: “That Council abandon the concept plan option for a one way service road within the Inverleigh Streetscape Masterplan and continue to work with the community on refining the option that retains two way traffic.”
The Inverleigh Streetscape Draft Masterplan is a beautification and development plan for the busy centre of this growing town. The project includes new trees and plantings, new kerb and channelling to improve drainage, improved car parking for safety, new street furniture, and widening footpaths to provide space for outdoor dining.
Community consultation on the Draft Masterplan will continue and all residents and interested community members are encouraged to have their say on postcards available at several business and community locations in Inverleigh and online at Council’s website.
Community feedback received by 5pm, Monday 25 March will be considered and incorporated into the development of the Inverleigh Streetscape Draft Masterplan. Council will consider the Draft Masterplan at its Ordinary Meeting on Tuesday 28 May.
Quotes attributed to Mayor Cr Owen Sharkey
“In November last year, Councillors made the decision to defer discussion on the Draft Master Plan in favour of going back to the community for further engagement. We are very pleased that so many residents have become involved and I want to thank all the residents and community members who came to Council’s community meeting on Monday, who asked questions and shared their thoughts on the plan.
“To myself and the other Councillors in the room on Monday night and in previous meetings with community members, the message was loud and clear that the people of Inverleigh do not want one-way service roads.
“With respect to that sentiment, at last night’s Council Meeting, I put forward a Notice of Motion to abandon Option One of the Inverleigh Streetscape Draft Masterplan featuring one-way roads and to focus our community engagement on Option Two which commits to retaining the two-way service roads in the township.
“We want residents to tell us what they do and don’t like about the plan including tree plantings, car parking, street furniture, and drainage; and I encourage everyone who couldn’t make the meeting to have their say.
“With the service road issue settled and the focus on Option Two, I believe we are best placed to move the discussion of the beautification of Inverleigh forward in a positive way to deliver an Inverleigh Streetscape Draft Masterplan supported by the community. Council looks forward to considering this plan for adoption in May.”