Council progressing Junction Court revitalisation project
November 30, 2011
Shoalhaven City Council is continuing with revitilisation plans for Junction Court after moving to reopen the area to traffic at last night’s Ordinary Meeting.
If approved, the decision would see the implementation of a one way eastbound lane constructed between Kinghorne Street and Nowra Lane.
This option would allow easy closure of Junction Court for full pedestrian access during special events while also enabling the existing taxi rank to remain in its current location.
Council is seeking to revitalise Junction Court to improve local business and further promote safety throughout the area.
Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Paul Green said Junction Court would be redesigned using modern urban design practices to enable the creation of an attractive, durable and uncluttered meeting place.
“The Junction Court revitilisation project will provide a much needed and significant improvement to the quality of this potentially highly utilised public domain,” said Clr Green.
“Perceptions of a lack of public safety in the area have resulted in a lack of willingness from the community to regularly access Junction Court.
“As a consequence the area has suffered a prolonged period of stagnation for local businesses and as a community meeting place.”
“The Junction Court revitilisation project will help provide the community with a liveable, attractive and safe area that will greatly improve the quality of this important public domain.”
Council staff will finalise a Development Application and continue consultation with relevant stakeholders.