The Templar Street revitalisation is well underway with new drainage installed on the southern side of the street and the northern side work nearing completion.
“The streetscape is really coming together and with teams working weekends to ensure the disturbance is lessened through the week, and everyone is very happy,” says Forbes Shire Council Mayor Phyllis Miller OAM. “The street is due to be completed by December and this gives businesses the security to know the Christmas shopping period will not be disrupted.”
Twenty-four parking spaces will remain, and the 24 new planter boxes have now been completed by Cowan’s Engineering. The boxes will be planted with short and tall seasonal plants and trees. By arranging the boxes alternatively, the sight lines into shops will not be interrupted.
“When the road resurfacing occurs, the entire street will be closed to traffic for two days,” Phyllis explained, “This will be carried out during a weekend to ensure traffic disturbance is less likely to cause too much disruption. The current pavers on the roadway will be crushed and re-used as road base for other projects, ensuring no waste will be incurred due to works in Templar Street.”
Weather permitting the Templar Street revitalisation will be completed by December 2020.