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Council seeks comment on Draft Bowral Parking Strategy

27 June, 2012Posted in: Community, Development
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Wingecarribee Shire Council is seeking comment from the Shire’s residents regarding a Parking, Traffic and Transport Strategy proposed for the Bowral town centre.

The strategy, currently on exhibition, comprises a combination of infrastructure and management elements to address existing and future traffic related issues.

General Manager Jason Gordon explained recommendations in the draft strategy were based on current and future needs of the town centre, identified through detailed analysis and modelling.

“There has been a lengthy process associated with the development of this strategy and we are now urging the community to take a look and provide some feedback.

“An Information Kit has been prepared to summarise the current and future needs of the Bowral town centre as well as outline the short and long-term improvements as proposed in the draft strategy,” he said.

“I urge everyone to take a look at the draft strategy document before they comment as this will guide the way Council manages traffic, parking and transport in the Shire’s busiest town centre.”

As part of the community engagement process Council has set up a dedicated webpage at www.yoursaywingecarribee.com.au which offers a library of associated documents and diagrams, discussion forums and opportunities to learn more about the proposals.

“A public forum will be held on Tuesday 17 July, between 6:30pm and 8:30pm at The Empire Cinema Bowral to observe computerised traffic modelling and discuss the proposals,” Mr Gordon added.

To assist organisation of the public forum, please RSVP on 4868 0888 by 3pm Friday 6 July.

Copies of the Information Kit and draft strategy can be viewed at Council’s Civic Centre in Moss Vale as well as the Mittagong, Bowral and Moss Vale libraries.

Written feedback will be considered prior to the final document being adopted by Council.

Submissions close on Wednesday 1 August 2012.

For further information contact Council’s Strategic and Community Development Team on phone 4868 0888 or via email at: wscmail@wsc.nsw.gov.au.