Next step for Littleton Gardens
Media Release, Monday 7 July 2014 - The next step in the transformation of Bega-Littleton Gardens is about to commence following a resolution by Councillors to host a workshop with key stakeholders.
Monday 7 July 2014
The next step in the transformation of Bega’s Littleton Gardens is about to commence following a resolution by Councillors to host a workshop with key stakeholders.
Members of the Littleton Gardens Consultative Group and the Bega Chamber of Commerce will meet with Council later this month to discuss findings from last year’s Bega Traffic Study.
Group Manager for Infrastructure Waste and Water, Wayne Sartori said the meeting will take place before proceeding with the next stages of the Littleton Gardens masterplan.
“A meeting of key stakeholders prior to commencing the next stage of the masterplan will provide valuable community input to the development of Bega’s civic centre,” he said.
“The community has been involved in every stage of the Littleton Gardens development to date, and this latest meeting will continue our commitment to developing an inclusive community space.
“Of importance for many people involved in the Littleton Gardens consultation is the balance between public space and parking, and how to accommodate this balance within the future development.
“The 2013 Bega Traffic Study was independently conducted to determine the impact, if any, on the current traffic needs and it found that Bega was well serviced in this regard”.
“It should be noted that more than 30 spaces will be added to the soon to be redesigned Gipps Street carpark.
“While the traffic study concluded that Bega has no parking capacity problem, it did highlight a number of opportunities to improve, upgrade and better manage the town’s current parking resources.
“Councillors took this into consideration and approved the demolition of the property at 81 Gipps Street to expand the number of parking spaces in this area.
“Our next step is to focus on raising funds for the Littleton Gardens redevelopment, and to work with the community in building a great civic centre for everyone in Bega to enjoy,” Mr Sartori said.
The stakeholder session will take place at 5:30pm on Wednesday 16 July in the Bega Council Chambers. Members of the stakeholder groups will be informed of the meeting.