THE finalisation of Leeton's Chelmsford Place redevelopment plans will likely be given the tick of approval at Leeton Shire Council's October meeting.
To be held on October 28, the meeting has a number of items on the agenda, but the Chelmsford Place plans will be something the community will be interested to see in what way council will proceed.
The recommendation as it currently stands for these plans is that council:
1. Receives and notes the public submissions received during the final round of public consultation regarding the CBD Enhancement Phase 3 - Chelmsford Place Project.
2. Adopts the design of CBD Phase 3 - Chelmsford Place Project with the understanding that work will proceed in stages as grant funding becomes available.
3. Allocates up to a maximum of $200,000 from the Infrastructure Reserve for the full development if insufficient grant funds are secured.
4. Seeks a further report from the General Manager on alternate options for a Christmas tree, with lighting, and for a concentrated display of flowering gums in Leeton.
5. Seeks a further report to be tabled and endorsed by the Traffic Committee on a traffic and pedestrian management plan for the redevelopment of Chelmsford Place prior to the commencement of any works.
Another matter on the table will be a brand new community event guideline after council said its Event Planning Manual was severely outdated with much of the information no longer relevant to how community event organisers need to liaise with Council when considering how to run an event.
A need was identified by council's events team to undertake a complete overhaul of the content of the document and develop a new single resource for the community to help them to navigate the event planning process, and how to communicate with different council departments in terms of requirements and best practice.
Council's new waste management strategy will also be up for formal adoption, while an update on council's delivery program for the current financial year will be provided.
As always, Irrigator readers and subscribers will be able to follow along with the meeting as it unfolds with our live blog, which will be live once the meeting gets underway from 7pm.