29 Jul 2016

ROMSEY STREETSCAPE UPDATE of PROJECTS

 Please find below the update of all projects related to STREETSCAPE of ROMSEY PROJECT

Romsey Streetscape Project

Background
• Streetscape Project footprint zone – Barry Street to Palmer Street
• April 2015 - RRBATA initiated community discussion re streetscape improvement with the aim of enhancing aesthetics and amenity for local community and visitors, thereby supporting economic development and tourism


• April 2015 – Community Forum 1
• May 2015 – Discussion paper collating all ideas from Forum
• August 2015 – Community Forum 2 > Working groups established to further develop concept ideas.
• Ongoing regular dialogue with senior MRSC officers
• May 2016 – MRSC budget includes $150,000 to support Romsey Streetscape Project RDV funding application
• July 2016 – Concept Plans complete > presented at Community Forum 3

Working Group Initiatives

Lighting and Roads
– Feature streetlamps eastern side Main Road (modelled on original Romsey street lamps)
- Footpath and bridge illumination between Murphy and Palmer Streets (east and west side of road),
- Feature building illumination (Mechanics Institute and fountain precinct, Community Hub {old Shire Office and Post Office}),
- Historic building/site signage, service lane directional marking, improved amenity signage (e.g. post office, ATM etc)

Main Street Trees and Gardens
- Audit report of and project plan for improvement of main street nature strip gardens (including suggested plantings) with close liaison with MRSC Parks and Gardens unit
- Investigation of nature strip watering system
- Gathering point (seating, shelter) outside Community Hub

Arts Culture Events
- Christmas In Romsey revival (to stimulate community engagement and business involvement during the festive season)
- Workshop major event for Romsey (aimed to increase visitation to the region)

Town Pride
- Town approach artistic installation (Town entry feature competition)
- Clean Up Romsey Day
- Tidy Town initiatives

Five Mile Creek
- Engagement of all stakeholders (including MRSC, water authority, Landcare etc)
- Working Bee to clean up creek precinct
- Project plan development for enhancement of amenity and ongoing sustainable maintenance of precinct

Dr Jenny Stillman (President RRBATA)

P.O. Box 50, Romsey, Vic., 3434.
Ph. 0412 349849
www.romsey.org.au
 

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