Stores grate­ful for their up­grade

Isis Town and Country - - Opinion - Melinda Brad­ford Reporter melinda.brad­ford@isistc­

IT’S been a long time com­ing, but fi­nally it looks like the Childers Streetscape Project will be com­pleted.

At the mo­ment that end of town is a bit of an eye­sore.

Busi­nesses along this sec­tion of the CBD have long felt ne­glected and have re­peat­edly raised safety con­cerns due to un­even foot­paths.

They have ex­pressed con­cerns of peo­ple con­stantly trip­ping over un­even sur­faces, and their strug­gle to at­tract cus­tomers along the “ghost” end of town.

And yet, while these busi­nesses have waited all these years to see their sec­tion of the street up­graded, they don’t seem to hold a grudge.

In­stead, they are just grate­ful their end of the town is get­ting the up­grade it des­per­ately needs.

What a great at­ti­tude they have.

Of course, the project wouldn’t have been pos­si­ble with­out our com­mu­nity lead­ers.

In par­tic­u­lar, I want to con­grat­u­late John Russo for con­tin­u­ously ad­vo­cat­ing on be­half of the com­mu­nity to en­sure the re­main­der of the main street is re­vamped.

He has been push­ing the is­sue for a num­ber of years now and has or­gan­ised meet­ings with the Min­is­ter to make sure the voice of this town is heard.

It’s peo­ple like John Russo who keep this town go­ing.

I can’t wait to see the main street when it’s com­pleted.

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