What could more greenery, seating, shade and public art do for the street appeal of Upper Hunter towns? Upper Hunter Shire Council is seeking residents’ feedback on draft Town Centre Revitalisation Masterplans for Aberdeen, Merriwa, Murrurundi and Scone.
The draft Plans aim to create more attractive and vibrant retail destinations with recommendations that include improving landscaping, parking, signage and maps, pedestrian and cycling access, and slowing traffic through kerb blisters and green spaces at the entrances to towns.
Council is encouraging residents to view the plans
and provide feedback by 3 May 2016. Residents can give feedback by writing to
Council, attending a community consultation or completing a short survey.
Town Meetings on Town Revitalisation
Merriwa RSL - 6pm, Monday 18 April
Aberdeen Hall - 6pm, Tuesday 19 April
Murrurundi Bowling Club - 6pm, Wednesday 20 April
Scone Council Chambers - 6pm, Wednesday, 27 April
Presentations on the draft Masterplans will be given at the meetings by Council’s Manager Business and Enterprise Tourism, Sean Constable.
“The Masterplans are quite extensive and imaginative and Council is ready for plenty of debate and discussion,” Mr Constable said.
“Council wants to hear your views. If you can’t make it to the community consultations, have a flick through the report on your own town, to see the ‘before’ and ‘after’ pictures showing artists impressions of how our main streets could look,” Mr Constable said.
The draft Plans have been created by the design team at Studio GL following community consultation over the last six months, and can now be viewed at Council offices, libraries or click here.
Upper Hunter Shire Council
Phone: 6540 1100
Upper Hunter Shire Council is a local government authority and provides an extensive array of services including health and building; town planning; aged care; sporting and recreational facilities; roads; libraries; garbage collection; airport facilities; saleyards; public venues; water; children, youth and families and tourist information.