Notes from Saturday’s Meeting

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 Notes from Helens Table

Area Comment
Staughton Street Improve lighting so that its focus is at car level and walking level, downwards facing
Pedestrian drainage: Depth and width of bridge
Read Street Drainage to be done as well as seating, path and parking
Morrisons Hotel Drainage, seating, path, parking
Staughton and Wallace Street (Highway) General Store Coco Cafe and general store include: glass 3 metre walls
Parkies Corner car, seating, photos, statue, coat of arms

 Notes from Jim’s Table

Topic Comment
Drainage $$ and Civic Works
Business Improvements Civic Benefit and Shared Responsibilities Principles
Access Improving access over bluestones
Landscaping Not just path but landscaped footpath between Staughton Street and the school
Bus Stops Locate midway between Russell Street and Lawler Street
Sightlines at the intersection of Staughton and the Highway Need to be considered, are especially bad when entering the intersection from the east
Art Installation Interactive sculpture for photo opportunity
Corner Treatments No 1 Priority
Lighting Positioning
Toilets Are creepy and require work

 Notes from John, Joy, Judy, June and Margaret’s Table

Topic Comment
Pedestrian Access Needs tobe done, bridges designed
Parking Major problem and needs an upgrade
Toilet in Recreation Centre Definitely requires an upgrade, especially important for caravans
Corners Be mindful of Sightlines, and not so busy  {too much traffic, or too many locals and not enough parking?]
Town Square concepts Could be better at the visitor centre area or the Market area
Community Hub Definitely needs upgrade
Drainage Forget about it in this Plan
Footpaths Hard paving, not concrete, not gravel
Seats Donation from town/ area families as memorials [like the tree cages near the reserves]
Interactive Streetscape Near the visitors centre with bus shelter and parking

 Green Dot Priorities

What you Said Suggested Solution Green Dot Score Comments
STAUGHTON STREET STAUGHTON STREET
Improve pedestrian safety/accessibility at night (street lighting) Provide ‘West End’ style heritage lamps at intersections (3no).
Improve pedestrian access over open bluestone drains. Provide concrete bridges/culverts adjacent to commercial premises, 1
Improve drainage around Read St area. Undertake survey and investigate solution and proposal.
Provide seating along the street Provide bench seats located nearby commercial premises (4-5no) 2
Improve  drainage. Install pits and extend underground stormwater drains  outside café and corner hotel (approx 35m total for both sides) and repair existing bluestone drains as necessary similar to current heritage design. 1
Manage parking to better define pedestrian areas. Define parking areas with bollards/kerbs where required to manage parking. 1
Create opportunities for people to gather in the street, creating a visibly active streetscape. Create a grassed alfresco area in front of Morrisons Hotel, with bollards to  manage parking, a path, deciduous trees and picnic tables. 1
CREATE AN ACTIVE STREETSCAPE AT THE STAUGHTON ST CORNERS CREATE AN ACTIVE STREETSCAPE AT THE STAUGHTON ST CORNERS
South-west (Café) corner, create an alfresco dining area. Provide paved dining area, gallows style directional signage facing northbound traffic, low planting/rain garden behind kerbs. 5
South-east corner (Kev’s corner), landscape the wide verges with artworks and community-led placemaking initiatives. Facilitate community to design landscaping with an active edge facing the service station site, with small trees, rain gardens/ planting, paving/deck with space for performances, seating, artworks.
Activate the service station forecourt area as a ‘town square’ for community events (festivals, markets etc).  Prepare a concept plan with community, landowners and others create a ‘pop up’ style event space with the revenue going towards community projects.
North-west corner (Hotel), create a space that is visibly active that will attract people to stop and stay. Where the current carparking area is on the highway create an elevated park area with movable furniture, paving, Meredith themed handrail, small trees, improved footpath access. Put bluestone drain underground (20m), widen footpath along Staughton St frontage,  rebuild bluestone kerb, replace Telecom barrier.
North-east corner (store), create a space that is visibly active that will attract people to stop and stay. Provide a landscaped paved outdoor eating area with movable seats, small shade trees, planting / rain garden, drinking fountain, wayfinding signage, gallows-style directional signage facing southbound traffic, relocated community noticeboard under shelter or under store verandah. 1
Improve pedestrian pathway connections throughout the town.  Construct gravel paths along South side of Staughton St and to visitors centre. 3
RECREATION ZONE (PIONEER PARK) RECREATION ZONE (PIONEER PARK)
Upgrade the toilets. Repaint interior of toilets and provide basic upgrade of fittings as required. 8
COMMUNITY HUB ZONE (PRIMARY SCHOOL, COMMUNITY HOUSE) COMMUNITY HUB ZONE (PRIMARY SCHOOL, COMMUNITY HOUSE)
Improve the drop-off area and paths around the school and community house Improve drop-off area at school, underground stormwater, construct kerb & channel, resurface road, construct path from Community House to the school crossing on Wallace St 4
MIDLAND HIGHWAY / WALLACE STREET MIDLAND HIGHWAY / WALLACE STREET
Reconstruction drainage north of Staughton St as a priority, then south of Staughton St to Wilson St as funding allows. Construct bioswale drains at priority locations where poor drainage causes significant problems, limits tree planting or pedestrian access opportunities. 2
Plant trees avenues along Midland Hwy at 10m centres Continue Pin Oak avenue planting between the  golf course and McLeod St, but consider using trees to match Staughton St at that intersection. Relocate welded steel guards from Wilson St to this new planting, augmented as required. 3
Install bus shelters Construct Vline bus shelters on both sides of the road between Staughton St and Lawler St. 6 At Lawler and Rusell Street instead [all votes for this option]
COMMUNITY PLACEMAKING PROJECTS COMMUNITY PLACEMAKING PROJECTS
Undertake various community placemaking initiatives, now and in the future, to support community, the environment and local businesses Establish a community placemaking grants scheme to fund community-led initiatives, overseen by GPS, such as a community ‘town square’ at the old service station, a moving loungroom, planter boxes and poles, bathtub seating, etc. 4 Main photo shoot area, relaxation for the public
Other  Other
5 Parking Robbies Junk
1 Parking Information Centre

 Yellow Dot Priorities 1 -3 with $

What you Said Suggested Solution $ Total Score Weighted Total Score Comments
STAUGHTON STREET STAUGHTON STREET
Improve pedestrian safety/accessibility at night (street lighting) Provide ‘West End’ style heritage lamps at intersections (3no). $20,000 1 3
Improve pedestrian access over open bluestone drains. Provide concrete bridges/culverts adjacent to commercial premises, $5,000 1 1
Improve drainage around Read St area. Undertake survey and investigate solution and proposal. $5,000 0 0
Provide seating along the street Provide bench seats located nearby commercial premises (4-5no) $6,000 0 0
Improve  drainage. Install pits and extend underground stormwater drains  outside café and corner hotel (approx 35m total for both sides) and repair existing bluestone drains as necessary similar to current heritage design. $15,000 1 2 Create Parking Spaces
Manage parking to better define pedestrian areas. Define parking areas with bollards/kerbs where required to manage parking. $5,000 1 3
Create opportunities for people to gather in the street, creating a visibly active streetscape. Create a grassed alfresco area in front of Morrisons Hotel, with bollards to  manage parking, a path, deciduous trees and picnic tables. $10,000 1 2
Total 5 11
CREATE AN ACTIVE STREETSCAPE AT THE STAUGHTON ST CORNERS CREATE AN ACTIVE STREETSCAPE AT THE STAUGHTON ST CORNERS
South-west (Café) corner, create an alfresco dining area. Provide paved dining area, gallows style directional signage facing northbound traffic, low planting/rain garden behind kerbs. $35,000 4 6
South-east corner (Kev’s corner), landscape the wide verges with artworks and community-led placemaking initiatives. Facilitate community to design landscaping with an active edge facing the service station site, with small trees, rain gardens/ planting, paving/deck with space for performances, seating, artworks. $40,000 0 0
Activate the service station forecourt area as a ‘town square’ for community events (festivals, markets etc).  Prepare a concept plan with community, landowners and others create a ‘pop up’ style event space with the revenue going towards community projects. $5,000 4 6 Move to area at info centre
North-west corner (Hotel), create a space that is visibly active that will attract people to stop and stay. Where the current carparking area is on the highway create an elevated park area with movable furniture, paving, Meredith themed handrail, small trees, improved footpath access. Put bluestone drain underground (20m), widen footpath along Staughton St frontage,  rebuild bluestone kerb, replace Telecom barrier. $50,000 4 6 Beautification, not raised 1m
North-east corner (store), create a space that is visibly active that will attract people to stop and stay. Provide a landscaped paved outdoor eating area with movable seats, small shade trees, planting / rain garden, drinking fountain, wayfinding signage, gallows-style directional signage facing southbound traffic, relocated community noticeboard under shelter or under store verandah. $35,000 5 9
Improve pedestrian pathway connections throughout the town.  Construct gravel paths along South side of Staughton St and to visitors centre. $20,000 6 12
Total 23 39
RECREATION ZONE (PIONEER PARK) RECREATION ZONE (PIONEER PARK)
Upgrade the toilets. Repaint interior of toilets and provide basic upgrade of fittings as required. $10,000 5 10
Total 5 10
COMMUNITY HUB ZONE (PRIMARY SCHOOL, COMMUNITY HOUSE) COMMUNITY HUB ZONE (PRIMARY SCHOOL, COMMUNITY HOUSE)
Improve the drop-off area and paths around the school and community house Improve drop-off area at school, underground stormwater, construct kerb & channel, resurface road, construct path from Community House to the school crossing on Wallace St $20,000 4 11
Total 4 11
MIDLAND HIGHWAY / WALLACE STREET MIDLAND HIGHWAY / WALLACE STREET
Reconstruction drainage north of Staughton St as a priority, then south of Staughton St to Wilson St as funding allows. Construct bioswale drains at priority locations where poor drainage causes significant problems, limits tree planting or pedestrian access opportunities. $50,000 2 4
Plant trees avenues along Midland Hwy at 10m centres Continue Pin Oak avenue planting between the  golf course and McLeod St, but consider using trees to match Staughton St at that intersection. Relocate welded steel guards from Wilson St to this new planting, augmented as required. $30,000 2 6
Install bus shelters Construct Vline bus shelters on both sides of the road between Staughton St and Lawler St. $10,000 1 3 At Lawler and Rusell Street instead [all votes for this option]
Total 5 13
COMMUNITY PLACEMAKING PROJECTS COMMUNITY PLACEMAKING PROJECTS
Undertake various community placemaking initiatives, now and in the future, to support community, the environment and local businesses Establish a community placemaking grants scheme to fund community-led initiatives, overseen by GPS, such as a community ‘town square’ at the old service station, a moving loungroom, planter boxes and poles, bathtub seating, etc. $20,000 0 0 Main photo shoot area, relaxation for the public
Total 0 0
Other
Parking Robbies Junk
Parking Information Centre

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