Shire allays one-way Terrace fears
Irwin Shire has been quick to reassure residents there are no immediate plans to convert Moreton Terrace to a one-way street.
Shire chief executive Shane Ivers issued a statement, saying local businesses and the local community had every right to be alarmed that they had not been consulted, but the process was scheduled to happen mid-2019.
The statement came after the Midwest Times reported the council’s asset management advisory committee recommended the move to the council, as noted in a document attached to last month’s council minutes. “The purpose of this recommendation was to enable a 2019-20 application for State Government funding to resurface Moreton Terrace,” Mr Ivers said.
“This is the busiest road in the Shire and its surface condition has deteriorated considerably in some sections.”
He went on to say the Regional Road Group funding submission for Moreton Terrace was “aligned” with a one-way concept design presented in the Shire’s 2014 Town Centre Revitalisation Plan.
“This plan consisted of a one-way option versus the current two-way option for Moreton Terrace,” Mr Ivers said.
“The Shire selected the one-way option to allow sufficient funding for the more complex option, but this does not necessarily mean Moreton Terrace will be made one way.”
The Shire’s executive services co-ordinator Danika Chandler said the Shire had now been granted the money to resurface the road.