One-way streets part of revamp

PLANS to revitalise the Maryborough CBD with one-way streets and angle parking were well received at a community consultation on Saturday.

The forum at City Hall drew about 50 people to examine the plans and discuss their preferred option with members of the council and the Maryborough Chamber of Commerce CBD Renewal Group.

Fraser Coast Regional Councillor Gerard O'Connell said there was a cross-section of the community lining up to have a say on the city.

“People were very interested in the concept plans, and as a whole they gave some really good feedback,” he said.

He said the community had shown great interest in the idea of having one-way streets through the CBD, with most welcoming the move.

“However, a number of people were concerned about turning Kent St one-way, because it's so busy,” he said.

“They also stressed the importance of making sure there was enough parking, and secure footpaths.”

Cr O'Connell said the strong response demonstrated how important the CBD was to Maryborough residents.

“People are seeing it as a good retail hub,” he said.

Following residents' feedback on the preferred combination of one-way streets, parking and footpaths, the council will consider the project in future capital works programs and will apply for state and federal government grants to complete the project.

For details on the options log on to www.frasercoast.qld.gov.au and provide feedback online. Written submissions on the Maryborough CBD Revitalisation will be accepted until close of business on Tuesday, July 26.



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