Downtown Allora as it is now.
Downtown Allora as it is now.

Streetscape plans for Allora

ALLORA’S streetscape plans will be released early next week as the project rolls on, despite concern about lack of action over sewerage in the town.

Allora’s water quality is also an issue, which isn’t addressed in this budget.

Councillors raised the concern at this week’s committee meetings, saying plans had to progress for these two projects.

Stanthorpe’s streetscape has also been put on the backburner.

However, residents in Allora and surrounding areas can expect a large envelope in the mail from Southern Downs Regional Council early next week.

“We’re pleased to be posting out the concept plans for the Allora streetscape to all residents in the area for comment,” said engineering director Peter See.

“These concept designs have been developed based on all the input from our public consultation on the project back in February,” Mr See said.

“We had a lot of feedback from Allora residents which has helped direct the designs. We are now asking you to tell us what you like or dislike about these revised concept plans before Council adopts a final plan.”

Two alternative concept plans have been designed by landscape architect Stephen Palmer, taking into account the public feedback received.

Concept 1 has no central planting or treatments. It also retains the bus stop in the current position.

Concept 2 has minimal central treatment. It also includes a pedestrian crossing area adjacent to the medical centre. The bus stop has been relocated to Warwick Street.

The envelope will contain a covering letter, a response form and copies of the two concept plans.

Residents are asked to provide written feedback by August 12, either by mail, in the reply paid envelope provided, or by email to - mail@southerndowns.qld.gov.au.

The concept plans and the concepts survey can be found on council’s website, www.southerndowns.qld.gov.au. Copies of the plans can also be viewed at either council’s Warwick office or Allora office. Copies of the concept plans and survey forms are also available at these offices.



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