Does Tailem Bend’s main street need a makeover?
A town hall meeting next week will give Coorong ratepayers a chance to comment on a master plan for Railway Terrace.
What do you think of the Coorong council’s plans to reshape Tailem Bend’s main street?
A town hall meeting next Wednesday night will give locals a chance to have their say about a bold plan which was put to a council meeting in February.
Among other things, the master plan suggested:
creating a grassed “civic heart” in place of the railway station car park
improving pedestrian crossings on Railway Terrace
relocating the steam engine at the playground and/or other youth-related facilities
making the main street more inviting for RV owners
Mayor Paul Simmons hoped the plan, and the works that would follow, would make the main drag more useable and increase locals’ pride in the community.
“Greening our communities came through as a strong theme when council undertook its community consultation for the Community Vision Plan in late 2019, as did enhancements to town amenity, comfort and improved character,” he said.
“The community has asked for improved streetscapes, town entry statements and greener communities, and now we are delivering on that through the development of some high-level master planning.
“This planning will capture the communities’ streetscape aspirations and guide the council’s direction in this space.”
The master plan was developed based on public feedback during an earlier consultation round last year.
Have your say: Attend the meeting at Tailem Bend Town Hall at 6pm on Wednesday, April 16; or visit www.surveymonkey.com.
More information: www.coorong.sa.gov.au.
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