Streetscape adds class

Isis Town and Country - - News -

CHILDERS has al­ways en­joyed a rep­u­ta­tion as an at­trac­tive coun­try town and that rep­u­ta­tion has been fur­ther en­hanced with the com­ple­tion of the fi­nal $1.2 mil­lion sec­tion of the streetscape project.

Divi­sional rep­re­sen­ta­tive Cr Tony Ric­cia­rdi said the fi­nal line mark­ing, sig­nage, and in­stal­la­tion of foot­path fur­ni­ture and gar­den beds had been the fi­nal pol­ish to a job that had at­tracted much pos­i­tive com­mu­nity and trader com­ment.

“(The) coun­cil is aware that projects of this na­ture do dis­rupt the day-to-day op­er­a­tion of busi­nesses and can im­pact the gen­eral com­mu­nity through tem­po­rary loss of park­ing and mi­nor road clo­sures,” Cr Ric­cia­rdi said.

“How­ever, the level of co-op­er­a­tion from busi­ness own­ers and the gen­eral com­mu­nity was su­perb and our work crews re­ceived noth­ing but praise for the qual­ity of the project,” he said.

Cr Ric­cia­rdi said the work im­proved vis­i­bil­ity in the area which was an im­por­tant safety fac­tor for mo­torists and pedes­tri­ans.

“This fi­nal stage of the streetscape project at­tracted fund­ing of $500,000 from the State Gov­ern­ment with (the) coun­cil con­tribut­ing the re­main­ing $700,000,” he said.

“I think ev­ery­one will agree that the trans­for­ma­c­tion of both sides of the high­way at this north­ern end of town com­pletes the miss­ing link to the streetscape project that was com­menced al­most 15 years ago.”

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CHILDERS SHINES: The streetscape project has been praised for the qual­ity of the project.

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