CREATING an appealing space would work wonders for Leeton’s image.
That’s the message business owners would like Leeton Shire Council to take on when deciding how they should enhance the town’s CBD area.
Council has received draft concept plans for its CBD enhancement project and the community has now been called on to have their say. The concept designs focus on various aspects that would beautify the main street area, make it more accessible and more appealing to residents and visitors alike.
Brad’s Leeton has been located in the centre of the CBD for many years. Manager Kelly Pauls said it was essential the project gave the area a decent face lift.
“I’m a bit of a believer in even shutting off certain parts to create different spaces in the street for different things,” she said.
Mrs Pauls said council could also take note of neighbouring towns, particularly Coolamon.
“I love driving through there … it’s beautiful and they have these amazing street lights,” she said. The Leeton CBD enhancement committee has been consulting with the wider community on their priorities for the area.
These were then collated and a landscape architect and urban designer were contracted to develop a series of concept plans. Some of these call for new parking bays and lighting, lawn down the median area and relocating the street stall kiosk.
Committee chairman councillor George Weston said the expected outcome from the concept plans was the preparation of a “community-supported” strategy to make the CBD more attractive.
“This project aims to establish a shared vision for the Leeton CBD,” he said.
“Detailed design and an implementation schedule will need to be done to inform costings and potential funding sources. This will occur at a future stage once extensive public consultation has concluded.”
A pop-up stall where residents can view the concept plans will be held in Jarrah Mall on February 1. Residents can also provide feedback at http://haveyoursay.leeton.nsw.gov.au/.