Selfie spot part of plans for busy Bundy streets
SHADY trees will line Targo and Barolin Sts, with wider parking bays and footpaths creating easier access for the elderly and disabled,
These are just some of the features of a proposed new-look CBD.
The first layouts for the Targo and Barolin Sts component of the Bundaberg CBD revitalisation project have been completed and will be open for public inspection today and tomorrow.
Where both streets intersect with Bourbong St, there will be zebra crossings so people can visit the tree-covered centre, where you'll be able to sit down and enjoy the scenery.
The Cenotaph will have additional stairs around it and a spot to the south-east of the Cenotaph will be marked as a postcard or selfie spot, ideal for a photo.
Other elements include a new bus stop shelter to be built near Post Office Lane and Brag, and both streets will have new public toilet facilities, a feature which has been sorely lacking from the CBD.
Both streets will have poles capable of CCTV and the potential for Wi-Fi.
Community Reference Panel chairwoman Cr Helen Blackburn said the project team and designers, Hassell Studio, would hold an open office on the bottom floor of the School of Arts building today and tomorrow to discuss the layouts.
"The team will be onsite over the two days from 10am until 5pm and members of the community are encouraged to attend and to discuss the designs with team members,” Cr Blackburn said.
"Gaining insights and feedback from the community are vitally important aspects of this project. It is important residents are comfortable with the proposals and having the team available to fully explain concepts is an added advantage.
"The functional layout does provide excellent detail on the design proposals with features including widened footpaths, additional toilet facilities, fig tree plantings and subtropical flowering shade trees.
"Work is also progressing regarding the finalisation of the Bourbong St design and these proposed concepts will also be available for residents to view and discuss.
"The updated designs have been posted to the Bundaberg CBD engagement hub at www.cbd.bundaberg
.qld.gov.au and all residents as well as registered users can visit the site and view the layouts.”
Cr Blackburn said she wanted the entire community to have a voice on the project and maximise public comment.