Councillor Don Palmer Providing Local Leadership & Working for You

You can influence the final design of the north-south Corridor. Of that I am certain. If you don’t speak up, you won’t be heard.

In this morning’s blog post, I alerted you to current and upcoming opportunities to influence the final design of the North-South Corridor and, in particular, the section between Anzac Highway and Cross Road.

Influence the designAs a member of the Southern Community Reference Group, I have a strong understanding of the section of the North-South Corridor reference design between Anzac Highway and Cross Road. As I indicated in this morning’s blog, the Community Reference Group has influenced the reference design.

At this month’s meeting, I praised the department team for their work with this and the other three reference groups. My experience with this team has been a much more rewarding experience than with past DIT projects.

It has been a respectful, reflective, and responsive experience compared with previous projects I have advocated on your behalf. They have listened to the community. I have every confidence they will continue to listen.

For the most part, they have heard us too, which is important. That is evident in many aspects of the current draft of the design.

There are many aspects of the design where your influence can be felt. That includes such things as

  • clean air.
  • tree planting and green spaces.
  • environmental issues.
  • land use & planning.
  • ecology
  • visual impact on amenity.
  • noise & vibration.
  • local area traffic management.
  • East-West connectivity (Glandore to Black Forest).

All ultimately leading to the health and well-being of our community.

I encourage everyone to take the opportunity to understand the design, and how it impacts your life. First up, go to the sessions and meet their team face to face. Then submit your concerns and/or observations.

My next blog, hopefully, tomorrow, will focus on the last dot point above. East-west connectivity between Glandore and Black Forest. Between Glandore and Everard Park.