AS the closing date nears for submissions and feedback on Eurobodalla Shire Council’s landscaping ideas for Narooma some residents have expressed their concerns.
The Draft landscape design plans for the $4.4 million Narooma Streetscaping Project has been put together following community consultation back in March.
Long-time Narooma resident Kathie Thackray believes that the recommendations resulting from the consultation are largely being ignored and is hoping people take the time to consider the plans.
Noticeable in the recommendations was the desire for soft landscaping to be prominent with a natural and vegetated approach, avoiding large expanses of hard materials.
“The proposed landscape is not soft with all those concrete garden beds, seating and paving,” Kathie said.
Furthermore, Kathie is keen to draw attention to the lack of additional seating, picnic areas and shelter.
Drawing a fair bit of attention is the fence erected only one year that is to be replaced with a lower white plastic picket variety which raises concerns by dog owners and the Animal Welfare League who conduct regular dog training activities.
Check out the plans at www.esc.nsw.gov.au/publications/on-exhibition/ and be sure to throw your opinion into the mix.
The closing date for feedback and submissions is Friday, September 20.