More parking for cars and long vehicles and the retention of the divided road on the north bound lane are two of the Nagambie community’s wish list that have been included in the second draft of the Nagambie Streetscape Plan.
Strathbogie Shire Council is now calling for feedback on the second draft of the streetscape plans, in which Council has worked hard to address the community’s thoughts and advice.
Mayor, Cr Laura Binks, said another change to draw to the community’s attention was a new round-a-bout at the southern entry to Nagambie, which was initiated to create further parking options.
The existing number of parking bays ranges from 186 to 176 (depending on the amount of trucks, cars and trailers parked within the long bays). The second draft plan provides about 200 vehicle parking spaces so we will gain about 25 parking spots.
Based on community feedback also included is landscaping on the Goulburn-Valley Highway diamond interchange round-a-bout at Mitchellstown Road.
“We have worked hard to address the community’s feedback, while retaining the bigger revitalised green spaces, improved pedestrian access and revitalisation of the central business district,” Cr Binks said.
“Council is now seeking community feedback on the second draft of the plans.”
The High Street design has also put a focus on key landmarks like the water towner, cenotaph, old mill and the median strip.
The plans outline the potential relocation of public amenities, improved footpaths and street plantings, an alfresco area for outdoor dining and market spaces in the central median strip that interact with the shops.
The aim of the streetscape masterplan is to improve the commercial vitality of High St by delivering infrastructure improvements that:
- creates a distinctive sense of place for local residents, visitors and businesses
- provides a high-quality, attractive public space where people want to visit and shop, and
- improves the attractiveness, comfort, accessibility, connectivity and safety of High St.
“Key features of the masterplan include quality pavement, street trees, garden beds, gathering nodes, furniture and public art,” she said.
“There are six stages outlined in the draft plan at a cost of about $1.5M, with stage 1 implementation estimated to cost $280,000.
“The staged approach allows Council to progress works over time, but the plans also allow us to apply for funding opportunities that could see these plans come to life more quickly.”
To view the plans and have your say:
- go to share.strathbogie.vic.gov.au
- Visit the Council Customer Service Centre at 293 High St, Nagambie.
- Attend the drop-in day on Thursday, September 15 from 11am to 3pm at Jacobson’s Outlook (near the Customer Service Centre).
- Phone Council on 1800 065 993 and speak to a planner.