The art deco-style buildings which previously occupied the shopping centre site.
The art deco-style buildings which previously occupied the shopping centre site.

34 extra parking spots for shopping project

KYOGLE shoppers will have a lower than average chance of suffering road rage following a decision by developers of the new Kyogle Shopping Centre to create an extra 34 car parks.

AusDevelopments has recently purchased 67 Ettrick Street, which adjoins the shopping centre site.

Developer Nigel Mercer said his company would be lodging a development application with Kyogle Council to demolish an old house on the land to make way for the car park.

Mr Mercer said the car parking spaces would be in addition to the 31 car parks on the shopping centre site itself.

“The purchase was not a requirement of the council, but we were concerned to see as many car parks as possible available to shoppers to make the shopping centre as user-friendly as possible,” Mr Mercer said.

AusDevelopments is also planning to upgrade Roxy Lane for better vehicle and pedestrian access to the shopping centre.

The company recently released an artist’s impression of the new centre’s facade, which has secured the council’s approval.

Mr Mercer said the shopping centre design recreated the art deco profile of the demolished buildings it replaces and took into account requirements set out in the council’s heritage study.

He hoped the project’s builders would be working on the site before Christmas, with an anticipated completion date of July next year.

Roxy Lane resident Ruth Haig said people living in the Roxy Place townhouses had made the developers aware of their concerns as the project progressed.

“Certainly those discussions have been very useful,” Mrs Haig said.



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