Traders seek main street spruce-up

Warren HatelyAugusta Margaret River Times
traders have raised concerns about some perceived faults in the streetscaping they want addressed.
Camera Icontraders have raised concerns about some perceived faults in the streetscaping they want addressed.

Margaret River traders are asking the Shire to clean buildings and fix flaws on the main street’s footpath.

Meeka House owner Jennifer Gherardi said cleaning buildings “was promised during the development phase”. She also warned of two dips in the footpath near her building which were also flagged by the Shire as faults.

However, Shire asset services project officer Susan Elton indicated planter boxes would be used to conceal rather than rectify faults near Pharmacy 777.

“They will go into those locations so people won’t have to walk through those hazards,” she said.

Mrs Gherardi said planters would not work at one site because of the flawed gradient.

“In the middle of the footpath, the dip is still severe,” she said.

In-House Holidays owner Tyree Jackiewicz also noted “friction” issues east of the Corner Bar causing accidents.

Margaret River’s main strip will close again briefly in coming weeks to remove light poles, install bins, tend vegetation and rearrange some of the furniture.

Chamber of Commerce president Melissa d’Ath asked for no closures on Saturdays as had occurred previously.

Talk was also ongoing about relocation and development of the town’s taxi rank.

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