Streetscape adds class
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.”
CHILDERS SHINES: The streetscape project has been praised for the quality of the project.