No need for two lanes at ‘Burra
KORUMBURRA Business Association had its first 2017 get together for members and prospective members recently.
Guest speaker, South Gippsland Shire Council mayor Cr Ray Argento, spoke of his aspirations.
During a question and answer session that followed, the association learned the library site at the bottom of Commercial Street is still a possible site for the development of a new supermarket.
There was also a suggestion from the floor to make Korumburra a charging station for electric cars, given Korumburra was a suitable distance from Melbourne.
The association has lodged an application with council to become a RV Friendly Town and obtain its endorsement before final approval from the Caravan Motor Home Club of Australia (CMCA).
The Karmai Worm head was displayed at the agricultural show recently could also be restored.
The Karmai worm has been sitting in its trailer for over 15 years since it made its last appearance at the Karmai Festival back in 2000 and is in need of repair.
The association’s Easter egg hunt will be happening again. People will search for a picture of a numbered egg in shop front windows and then completing the entry form with those numbers. There will be lots of Easter eggs to be won.
Association membership now sits at 69 businesses and any business joining now will receive membership until June 2018 for the price of 12 months’ membership.
The association continues to work and advocate for their business district where needed. Members attend meetings relevant to Korumburra, including the recent Gippsland tourism meeting in Traralgon.
Tourism is an area of interest for the association.
Committee member Brian Hess took the opportunity to highlight the need for Korumburra’s streetscape to be fast tracked due to safety reasons and the need to slow highway traffic.
The streetscape is something the business association feels is extremely important to Korumburra on several fronts.
The design is for traffic to be one lane in both directions therefore elevating the need for two lanes to become one at the top of the street.
Slowing off the traffic will lower the noise level of the trucks which is a concern for the businesses in that area.
The current uneven paving is an ongoing safety concern for the community, especially senior members.
Korumburra is the gateway to Gippsland and it is important the town gives a welcoming impression to visitors with the inclusion of public space, inviting visitors and locals to stop, shop and socialise in the town.
The work is in the long term plan of council for 2020 but the association feels there is room to bring this forward, particularly now while council is preparing its four year plan and the current budget.
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