Shire’s aim: people to stay longer
THE first stages of a $200,000 facelift for Mossman’s Front St should be completed before Christmas.
Douglas Shire Council is giving Front St a well-deserved makeover which includes resurfacing and paving work, custom-made bench seating, new planter boxes, bins and other street furniture.
Two new bench seats near the Post Office and the CWA Building are due to be installed before Christmas, with the remainder of revitalisation works to be completed in the first three months of 2016.
Mayor Julia Leu said the revitalisation project was designed to complement the rural charm of Front St and encourage more people to do business in Mossman, after consultation with the community and a public meeting about the project earlier this year.
“Front St has a very distinct character which is why Council has opted for custom-made street furniture featuring polished concrete and timber which really fits in with the surroundings,” Mayor Leu said.
“It was very important to include new seating for Front St as a feature of the Front St revitalisation project, it will encourage people to spend more time in town if they’ve got somewhere to sit down and enjoy the place.
“The extra planter boxes will add plenty of greenery to the streetscape without impacting on the number of parking spaces and the resurfacing and paving will give the street a fresh look.
“I’m really glad for this to be one of our major capital works projects for Council and believe it will really enhance the natural beauty of Front St and Mossman generally.”