New town park still months away

The Gazette (Derwent Valley) - - NEWS -

OPEN­ING of the new park at the site of the for­mer Banjo’s Bak­ery in cen­tral New Nor­folk has been de­layed again.

There had been plans for the park to be ready by May, be­fore wet weather de­layed the pro­ject in­def­i­nitely.

Ne­go­ti­a­tions be­tween the Der­went Val­ley Coun­cil and the site own­ers had been con­tin­u­ing over the is­sue of in­sur­ance, with the coun­cil last week an­nounc­ing that it an­tic­i­pated hav­ing con­trol of the site by De­cem­ber.

An in­for­ma­tion brochure handed to lo­cal busi­nesses last week said the coun­cil would re­move the fence once it took over the site and would con­trib­ute $10,000 to im­prov­ing the area to be used by the public for up to 10 years.

The high pro­file site at the cor­ner of Bur­nett St and High St has been empty since a fire ripped through the old Banjo’s more than three years ago.

Banjo’s then moved to a new site.

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