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Community information session about plans to make Dalby’s CBD safer

16 February 2015

Western Downs Regional Council will be holding a community information session on Tuesday 24 February about the draft Dalby CBD Road Safety review which was developed following community concerns about the layout of Dalby’s CBD.

Spokesperson for Works and Engineering Services Councillor Andrew Smith said the community information session will provide stakeholders and the community with an opportunity to provide input into the proposed changes to Cunningham Street and adjoining intersections.

“Council is inviting CBD business and property owners as well as community members to provide feedback on the project by attending a presentation and morning tea about the Draft Dalby CBD Safety Renovations Concept and Master Plan,” he said.

“The Road Safety review was triggered by complaints and reports of near misses in Dalby’s CBD. So, due to the serious safety concerns raised, it was obvious that the current configuration of the Dalby CBD streetscape needed to be reviewed and Council worked through available options to improve the situation.

“While numerous options were considered, such as lowering speed limits and installing mid-block pedestrian crossings, this draft concept is Council’s preferred option as it retains all existing car parks, is the most cost-effective, has the least impact on the existing streetscape, and meets current safety standards.

“It’s important to note that first and foremost, this project is about safety, not streetscape beautification.

“At this stage work on the project is not planned to start until at least late March, however much will depend upon any changes that Council may make following the community consultation.”

The community information session and morning tea will be held at 10am, Tuesday 24 February at Council’s Corporate Office at 30 Marble Street, Dalby.

To review the Draft Dalby CBD Safety Renovations Concept and Master Plan, please visit Council’s webpage or contact Council on 1300 COUNCIL.

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