People friendly Ovens Street
A PROPOSED plan goes before Rural City of Wangaratta councillors tomorrow night.
It’s important for those interested in how a redesign of Ovens Street and King George V Gardens to look at the changes in their entirety before passing judgement on whether it’s a good or bad thing for the city.
The loss of parking spaces, particularly no more angle parking on the western side of Ovens Street, is likely to be contentious among those who currently use the area for parking.
A more pedestrian friendly approach to the area will offer people to use the park and shop at the retail stores in the CBD in close proximity.
If the project does go ahead the idea of enticing people to spend more time in the CBD could benefit from the changes.
King George V Gardens is a great place to have in such a central location and as the Co-store complex evolves over time, the two could prove to be a major asset for the rural city.
The multi-level car park adjoining the Co-store has been underused since it was built, however, parking costs exactly the same as it does on the street.
People also don’t have to pay the full hour anymore when using the multi-level car park.
Co-store management are also working hard to attract new retail outlets to the building.
There is potential for a dynamic experience on Ovens Street when all the ducks line up.
Councillors stood against continuing with Moloney’s Arcade plans last month, but will they stand against this plan which also proposes to reduce parking?