Take side on Square


Pinjarra Murray Times - - FRONT PAGE - Jill Burgess

PUB­LIC feed­back could help trans­form the Mur­ray River Square and ad­ja­cent fore­shore re­serve into a well-planned, wellused com­mu­nity amenity.

Shire of Mur­ray has ap­pointed land­scape con­sul­tants EPCAD to help with pro­gres­sion of the de­sign for the study area.

Ac­cord­ing to Mur­ray chief ex­ec­u­tive Dean Unsworth, three sketch op­tions have been re­leased and the Shire is seek­ing com­mu­nity com­ment for a pre­ferred de­sign.

Among other com­po­nents, plan­ning could see the town square re­de­vel­oped to achieve views to the river from Ge­orge and James streets, an in­for­mal grassed ter­raced amphitheatre and stage, up­graded streetscap­ing, a ca­noe en­try and exit point, and im­proved pic­nic and bar­be­cue fa­cil­i­ties on the fore­shore.

Mr Unsworth said fol­low­ing com­mu­nity feed­back it was in­tended a pre­ferred op­tion which might in­volve com­po­nents from one or more of the sketch op­tions would be cho­sen to de­velop a full con­cept de­sign.

To view the sketches and sub­mit feed­back, visit mur­ray.wa.gov.au or call into the shire ad­min­is­tra­tion of­fices.

Sub­mis­sions should be ad­dressed to the Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer, Shire of Mur­ray, PO Box 21, Pinjarra 6208 or emailed to mail­bag@mur­ray.wa.gov.au

The con­cept devel­op­ment fol­lows the coun­cil’s adop­tion in 2015 of a mas­ter plan for the Mur­ray River fore­shore be­tween the Henry Street boat ramp and Mur­ray Leisure Cen­tre.

Sub­mis­sions close at noon on Fri­day, June 1.

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