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Wauchope Main Street Upgrades Nearing Completion

Released on: 09 August 2019

Released on: 09 August 2019

 

The Wauchope CBD will soon be safer, more attractive and pedestrian friendly, with the upgrades to the iconic High St on track for completion early November.

The installation of new footpaths, gardens, seating, street lighting, underground services, and recently the formalisation of a second pedestrian crossing is now complete.

Mayor Peta Pinson said the upgrades are a high priority for Council and the Wauchope community.

"High St is one of our region’s most important gateways, and it’s great to see the character retained whilst making the area more accessible, safer and easier to get around," Mayor Pinson said.

"A big thanks to all the local businesses and residents for their patience during the work, it’s never easy when construction happens in the middle of town, but the small inconvenience now will mean great benefits for Wauchope for many years to come."

The Member for Oxley, Melinda Pavey MP, said further work on pavement resurfacing and line marking of High Street is also proposed by Roads and Maritime Services to be completed in October.

"Also, in the coming weeks, the direction of traffic in Oxley Lane will be reversed, with the entry being from High Street and the exit onto Cameron Street, as part of the overall plan to improve safety and amenity."

Further traffic changes to encourage more ‘feet on the street’ can also be expected later in the year, with a new 40km/h speed limit to be implemented on High St, parts of Cameron St, Bransdon St, Oxley Ln, Hastings St and Young St.

The $2.686 million Wauchope CBD upgrade commenced in late 2018, and is jointly funded by the NSW Government and Port Macquarie-Hastings Council.

For more information on the Wauchope Main Street Upgrade visit pmhc.nsw.gov.au/wauchope-cbd-upgrade or call council on 6581 8111.