05 May 2012

Bus trip 5th May 2012

Councillors this morning met to tour some of the sites proposed for funding in the 2012/13 budget. We first visited King William Rd to once again revisit the most desirable location for a pedestrian refuge. We the proceeded to the tram coridoor to look at possible regreening . This is a neglected area that was planted when the bikeway was first built but has not been adequately maintained since that time. There is definite room for improvement but would need to be completed in stages, hopefully with additional funding from grant money. If we proceed with this my preference would be to see the area between Goodwood Rd and East Ave tackled first. We then had another look at Kelvin Ave in Clarence Pk, Fergussen Ave in Myrtle Bank, Hacket Reserve and Randolf Ave in Parkside and Fullarton Pk Community Centre grounds. The concept of what constitutes a pocket park is clearly different to each Councillor. In my view it is about creating green space and amenity where the current amenity has much room for improvement.

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