Bellingen Main Street plan available for public viewing

3 September 2015

Member for Oxley, Melinda Pavey today invited community members to view the draft Bellingen Main Street Plan and have a say on the proposal which aims to improve pedestrian facilities and safety in the town centre.

Melinda pavey said the NSW Government has committed $165,000 through the Active Transport Program to develop the plan in partnership with Bellingen Shire Council and the community.

“The Active Transport Program being delivered by Roads and Maritime Services aims to make walking and cycling safer, more convenient and enjoyable by working with local councils,” Mrs Pavey said.

Bellingen is a key tourist attraction with about 22,000 visitors annually.

John Mongard Landscape Architects were engaged by Bellingen Shire Council in February to draft a plan which improves pedestrian safety and amenity in line with community need.

Key features of the plan include additional pedestrian crossings on Waterfall Way, traffic flow improvements near the war monument and measures to increase driver awareness of high pedestrian activity.

Community members are invited to have a say on the draft Bellingen Main Street Plan until Wednesday 30 September.

A copy is available for viewing on the Roads and Maritime website.

The plan is also available for viewing at Bellingen Shire Council on High Street, Bellingen and at Bellingen Library on Hyde Street.

Council will be hosting an information stall with John Mongard in Maam Gaduying Park at the front of Bellingen Library on Thursday 3 September from 10am to 3pm for residents to learn more about the concept plan.

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MEDIA CONTACT:

  • David Dawson: 0474 125 977
  • Oxley Electorate Office: (02) 6562 6190

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