Woodlark Street work wins support
By ANDY PARKS firstname.lastname@example.org LISMORE Mayor Merv King announced during his end of year address to the council plans to redevelop and beautify Woodlark Street in the next financial year.
"Staff have been advised to do some research for the preparation of a concept plan, which is expected to follow the same pro-forma as the redevelopments that have happened in Keen Street and Carrington Street," council spokesperson Wendy Johnson said.
Ms Johnson said the concept plan would eventually go to a council meeting.
She said if the council agreed the plan looked OK, it would then be placed on public display.
The public would then get an opportunity to make suggestions on the project.
The Northern Star decided to take some initiative and find out what business people in Woodlark Street would like to see happen in their end of town.
Trudy Gautsch, Art Aspect Gallery "Not to change the time limit for car parking. In Keen Street it is only one hour. I don't think it is good for business, there will be so much noise and dirt."
Richard Vigna, Century 21 Real Estate "I'd like to see some greenery, landscaping and plantings. Beautification to me is gardens."
Bruce Supple, Patch and Taylor Real Estate "I'd like them to take the bumps out of the road. It's shocking.
When big trucks come through you can't hear in here." Narelle Lenton, Patch and Taylor Real Estate "A better walkway. They bring a traffic controller in at Christmas time. I think they need a traffic light or something."
Carey Horner, Toy Kingdom "More people and no parking spaces sacrificed, but you can't really have it both ways.
I like what they've done in the other streets, so I'm definitely for it to be done."
Carol Quilkey, Miss Lizzies Cafe "No trucks through the main street, so a loop system around the CBD for heavy vehicles. A few plants in big pots, a bit more vegetation.
I wouldn't like to see any parking taken away, but I think there should be more all day parking on the edge of the city."
Peter Finch, Lismore Discount Drug Store "Wheelchair parking out the front. There is only one on the other side of the road and they really struggle to get here. Maybe some covered parking and more rubbish bins."
Clay Elder, All Music and Vision "The one hour parking lifted to two hours and the two hour parking lifted to four hours because people go to the Square where they can park undercover for as long as they like. More trees, gardens, maybe a fountain and some colour, but not to make too much noise and dust which would be bad for business."