Town Centre Renewal Plan
In 2014, Council adopted an ambitious plan that seeks to rejuvenate the town centre of Inverell. The strategy primarily focuses on enhancing an attractive town centre that people want to visit more frequently and stay for longer periods of time – allowing businesses greater opportunity.
The Plan also sought to deal with the problems associated with existing Plane Trees that had been inappropriately planted in concrete pipes. This will involve suitable replacement plantings on the street edges and signature specimen plantings in an at-grade centre median. The Pin Oak trees in the centre median are horticulturally engineered to provide a desirous canopy cover that is elevated so as not to impact vehicular traffic. It is also important to note the centre median is at the same level as the road and can be driven on.
OTHO STREET RENEWAL
Council will start the Otho Street renewal during the week commencing Sunday, 11 February 2018. The anticipated construction period is 15 weeks and various traffic management arrangements will be in place during this time. Whilst there will be disruptions to current parking arrangements normal footpath access to business houses will continue.
Ongoing updates will be provided throughout the 15-week project implementation and are available below.
For more information, contact Council’s Civil and Environmental Services Division on (02) 67288 200.
Project Update 4 – 20 April 2018
The Otho Street TCRP project is nearing completion. The pedestrian crossing and centre median are now complete. The final five (5) Pin Oak trees were planted Thursday, 19 April. The trees are showing some minor signs of transplant stress, as expected, but are in good overall condition.
The traffic management arrangement will change from Friday, 20 April, with the road closure being removed and two-way traffic reinstated. Parking will return to reverse angle on both sides of Otho Street for the entire length.
Project Update 3 – 13 March 2018
Moving into the next phase of the project with work to commence between Byron Street and the mid-block crossing on Tuesday 13 March. The U-turn movement will be moved further north towards Byron Street and trenching work will progress from the crossing towards Byron Street.
Project Update 2 – 23 February 2018
The Otho Street TCRP project is progressing well and works are ahead of schedule. Traffic movements will change this Sunday, 25 February 2018. Nine Plane Trees were removed on Monday, 12 February and works commenced soon after on replacing the pedestrian crossing.
The Destination Report – Town Centre Renewal Plan provides a full outline of the strategy adopted at the Ordinary Meeting held 25 June 2014. The complete Town Centre Renewal Plan is available below.
|Plane Tree Management|
|Tree Report – April 2012||[3 Mb]|
|Plane Tree Damage Photographs - March 2016||[4 Mb]|
|Additional Plane Tree Damage Photographs||[12 Mb]|
TCRP Sunset Committee
Council created a TCRP Sunset Committee that included community and Chamber of Commerce representatives to assist Council in the formulation of the TCRP.