Shape Korumburra’s future
THE public has until this Friday, December 11 to contribute to the future look of the heart of Korumburra.
South Gippsland Shire Council is now seeking the community’s input into a draft streetscape master plan for Korumburra’s main shopping area in Commercial and Bridge streets.
The plan has been on display for four weeks and final submissions must be received before 5pm this Friday.
Residents are invited to comment on three design options for the town’s main retail area that council’s director of development services Bryan Sword said were vital to the future prosperity and liveability of South Gippsland.
“With community input, we will be able to develop a practical streetscape design that can make a real difference to Korumburra and help the growth of the local economy,” he said.
“While this may take a number of years to implement in stages, it will enhance South Gippsland as a fantastic destination.” The draft Korumburra Streetscape Master Plan builds on the findings of the Korumburra Town Centre Framework Plan of October 2013.
This plan had strong community support for adjusting Commercial Street and the Bridge Street dog-leg to manage vehicle movements more safely by introducing a wider, single through-lane and creating buffered parking areas.
The draft master plan was influenced by four key Korumburra community groups and prepared by Hansen Partnership and Ratio Traffic Engineers on council’s behalf, in consultation with VicRoads.
“As elements within the three design options can be mixed and matched to some extent, the community’s feedback about layout preferences will be important input for refining a final version to be considered for adoption by council,” Mr Sword said.
“Completion of the final master plan is the next step in council’s long term commitment to improving the town centre.”
The plan will help council with funding applications and future budget allocation decisions.
Residents can view and comment on the draft master plan at the Korumburra Library, Coal Creek Community Park and Museum, council’s reception at 9 Smith Street, Leongatha and on council’s website. Feedback forms will be available at these locations.
Submissions in email and letter form are also welcome and can include images to further illustrate feedback. Please include your name, address, business hours telephone number and email address (if applicable) to ensure your submission is considered by council.
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