EUROBODALLA Shire Council’s $4.6 million Narooma Streetscaping Project is tracking well according to Sunset Advisory Committee chairman mayor Lindsay Brown, with the major road works including the roundabout and intersection for Bowen Street now complete along with the new car park next to the Leisure Centre and new pathways.
“There’s been major work carried out on all of the underground services and it took a considerable amount of time so it is a credit to the team at council that the project is still on track,” Clr Brown said.
Council successfully secured funding of almost $2 million towards this complex work from the NSW Government, Essential Energy and will now put down the tools until after Australia Day to enable local businesses and residents to make the most of the busy holiday season.
“We really appreciate the way Narooma businesses and residents have worked with us during the first stage of the Narooma Streetscaping Project,” he said.
“After Australia Day, we will continue work on the underground and overhead power lines and install new lighting and landscaping as well as put the finishing touches on the civil works that have been carried out so far.”
The Narooma Streetscaping Project Sunset Advisory Committee has now turned its attention to the next phase which will include the streetscaping work and is scheduled for completion by June 2014.
"The Sunset Committee will receive the final designs for the streetscape components in the New Year and will then work closely with the affected impacted businesses to discuss the final layouts,” he said.
Phase two work will include upgrading of the kerb, pathways and landscaping between McMillan and Field streets, as well as construction of a central hub area near the visitors centre, and pathways through Ted Street Park off Wharf Street and fencing at NATA Oval.
The Sunset Advisory Committee made a commitment to discuss the final design of the NATA Oval work again with the Animal Welfare League (AWL) which had concerns about the impact of the proposed picket fence on users of the oval. The AWL representatives attended the meeting of the Sunset Committee on Friday, December 13.
“The committee discussed the various options with the AWL and decided to retain the style of the existing fence but modify the location to accommodate the central hub near the Leisure Centre,” Clr Brown said.
“For the Rotary Markets we agreed to provide additional power points and showed how the tree plantings will add further shade to the park space. The committee also proposed to put a synthetic cover over the pitch in the middle of NATA Oval so children can continue to play an informal game of cricket and be protected from the sun.”
For more information on the Narooma Streetscaping Project visit Eurobodalla Shire Council’s website, www.esc.nsw.gov.au