Working toward beautiful laneways

A beautiful network of tree-lined, interconnecting laneways featuring places for families, buskers and night-time diners will be a step closer once Lismore City Council completes $190,000 worth of sewerage and water infrastructure works in the Lismore CBD.

Works will begin in and around Carrington Street today (Thursday, March 9) and continue until mid-May, where possible outside business hours. There will be minor road closures throughout the 10-week period.

During this time Lismore Council will continue community consultation to decide how to spend $500,000 earmarked for the beautification of Carrington Street.

Lismore Unlimited Opportunities manager Amber Hall, who was instrumental in gaining approval for beautifying the CBDs laneways, is hoping the money will be used to create shade and outdoor seating, public space for performance and events, curbside dining areas and landscaping works such as trees and water features.

Id like to see Carrington Street become a vibrant city centre that feeds into the neighbouring arcades, Amber said. We want to see a bustling area of trade and creativity.

A community meeting to look at basic design options for Carrington Street will be held on Wednesday, March 22, at the Star Court Theatre in Lismore from 7.45am. Businesses and residents will have the opportunity to discuss their preferences for traffic flow and parking in the laneways. For information phone Council on 6625 0500.


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