There is about to be action on new infrastructure in Foster before Christmas. The lane way between Stockyard Creek and the back of the shops will be asphalted. This will join up with a newly created car park behind the Uniting Church. The cost is anticipated to be $300,000.
Entry to the laneway will be one way from Bridge Street, but two way into the Uniting Church car park entrance/exit in Station Road.
When this project is progressed the lane way between the Newsagency and the Pharmacy will be closed due to it being deemed a dangerous entry point to Main Street.
The tenders closed last week and it is hoped the successful tender will be announced before Council goes into the caretaker period.
Chamber of Commerce president John Davies said the new car parking area would be a great advantage for accessible parking during the busy times of the year. “We had hoped to have been able to have the whole streetscape and laneways projects progressed, however the application for matched funding from the State Government is yet to be announced. The Main Street project is to repair and replace Main Street infrastructure and drainage at a cost of $1.4 million.”
“One of the aspects that I am looking forward to in particular is the artistic development and covering of the lane way between Foster Seafood and Foster Foodworks with additional seating, hopefully next year.”