Shire al­lays one-way Ter­race fears

Midwest Times - - NEWS - Ge­off Vi­vian

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.

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