New approach to footpath use: Taree trial

Council and business owners have been discussing with place maker, David Engwicht, ways of improving the visiting and shopping experience in the Greater Taree area with a focus on the Taree CBD and in particular Victoria Street. 

Everyone shares the goal of improving the experience people have in our retail precincts. 

There is a lot of enthusiasm for this project and the discussions started this week to establish the boundaries of a trial for Victoria Street.

Part of this trial will be a new approach to how Council views the rules and regulations involved with activities on Council’s road reserve including the footpath area.

Over coming weeks Council will be working with the business community to finalise the terms of the trial and the details of the approach to managing activities in the road reserve.

Until these terms are finalised the current regulations and policies remain in place.

Council will assess the effectiveness of the trial in coming months and will then consider if the trial can be extended to further locations.