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Streetscape Project presentation at next FCA meeting

THE next meeting of the Foster Community Association, due to be held next Monday, June 15, should be of general interest to the Foster community.

Anyone is welcome to attend the meeting, which will be held at the South Gippsland Hospital Community Health Centre in Station Road and will start at the early time of 7pm to allow for a presentation, questions and community discussion.

The special guests will be the manager of engineering services at South Gippsland Shire Council, John Moylan, and design consultant Darren Coco.

They will present the detailed design of the engineering works for the Foster Streetscape Project, focussing on drainage, kerb outstands and roadworks.

They will also be presenting an option for a new footpath design, incorporating seating, rubbish bins, bicycle racks and garden beds.

They will invite feedback from the community through the Foster Community Association so that the final streetscape design can be selected.

Also at the meeting will be Lynn Atkinson and Rebecca Matthews, who have overseen development of the Laneways Project, which is closely associated with the Streetscape Project.

Mr Moylan will provide a deadline date for feedback on the community’s preferred options for landscaping, etc.

The Foster Community Association will be responsible for co-ordinating and submitting a response to Council.

The final design will be costed by Council and the design consultant and will be included in the grant applications that Council will submit for the necessary additional funding for the works to be constructed.

Mr Moylan will talk about the timeline from here, including grant applications, tendering process, and likely start and finish dates for the works to be constructed.

Following the presentation and discussion, there will be a brief conclusion to the Foster Community Association’s regular meeting, followed by a light supper for all those attending.

Anyone with an interest in Foster is urged to attend. Put it in your diary now – 7pm, Monday June 15, at the Community Health Centre.

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