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Plans to improve Foster streetscape

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council is currently developing a streetscape proposal for the two legs of Main Street in Foster.

The project is set to include drainage, kerb and channel and footpath works. It is also hoped the streetscape design will make the road environment more pedestrian friendly.

This is consistent with the plan for Main Street to ultimately become a local road managed by Council, with McDonald Street/Power Street becoming the main road managed by VicRoads. Discussions have already taken place with VicRoads about this potential development.

Preliminary concept plans for Main Street have been developed by South Gippsland Shire Council and provided to the Foster Community Association for feedback. John Moylan, Manager Engineering and Projects with the council, addressed last week’s meeting of the Foster Community Association.

Giving her President’s Report at the meeting, Jill Plowright noted that the final celebration to mark the completion of the rotunda had been held. This was a barbecue in Pearl Park on April 3 for the woodworking students from South Gippsland Secondary College who missed out on the original celebrations.

“Everyone was pleased to see the rotunda was still in pristine condition,” said Jill. “The building is swept and cobwebs removed by the students and various members of the community, the surrounding garden being maintained by the Conservation Group. A cigarette butt container has been installed and hopefully a ‘no smoking’ sign as well as a plaque acknowledging the students’ work will be in place soon.”

The Foster Community Association will next meet at 7.30pm on Monday May 19 at the Community Health Centre. Any members of the community are most welcome to come along.


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