Mayor Brian Ingram assures the community that their feedback is being utilised; “Hilltops Council will ensure that the revised Village Masterplan will be an inclusive plan and will investigate the extension of streetscaping along Riverside Drive. The comments received during the submission will be used as a basis for some revisions prior to implementation.”
Further landscape plans will be prepared to extend landscaping along Riverside Drive, from Jugiong Carpark to the eastern side of the service station. This will include planting, footpath and street/pedestrian lighting plus improvements to the truck stop areas. Further local consultation will occur as the plans are refined.
The draft landscape plan was borne out of a need to address traffic conflict issues in the southern area of the Jugiong business zone. This is due to sustained growth in visitation in recent times. The growth is the success of current business operations and magnified by the popular camping area on a nearby reserve. The Draft Masterplan for the village was developed following a public meeting held in Jugiong in March 2018 at which local stakeholders voiced concerns about the problems with pedestrians and parking in the area.
In a move to honour the heritage of the village a decision has been made to rename one of the streets Parry Street. Sargeant Parry was a police Sargent murdered by Ben Halls gang. This is a nod to the town heroes of the past and celebrates the rich history of the village.
Sarah Karaitiana 0418 755 092