Raised pedestrian crossings to act as Wharf St speed humps

RAISED pedestrian crossings, that will act as speed humps, will be installed on Wharf St in Maryborough.

The Fraser Coast Regional Council said the $55,000 project, part of plans to develop the Portside Precinct, had been added to its future works program and when funding became available, the work would be done.

"The crossings will slow traffic along the historic Wharf St which council has earmarked for development as a tourist attraction as part of the Portside Gateway Project," Deputy Mayor George Seymour said.

Under the Portside Gateway Project entertainment and heritage would be combined to attract visitors to Maryborough.

"Council is working with businesses within the precinct to develop it as a tourism attraction that would be similar to The Rocks in Sydney, Richmond in Tasmania, Sovereign Hill in Ballarat and Flagstaff Hill in Warrnambool," Cr Seymour said.

"The heritage buildings and streetscapes of the precinct make a fundamental contribution to Maryborough's image and character as well as its cultural heritage."
 



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