Council has completed investigations into a replacement fishing platform on the Old Mowbray Bridge and is inviting the community to provide input into preliminary design ideas.
The platform from the Old Mowbray River Bridge was removed early in 2016 for safety reasons. It was a popular fishing spot for locals and for croc-spotting visitors and Council made a commitment to look at options for a new platform, and to involve the community in the design process.
Mayor Julia Leu said initial ideas included a new platform with safety railings extending to the first span, bollards to prevent vehicle access and a landscaped pathway to the platform.
“Council is looking at using a 100 per cent recycled plastic for the decking and safety rails in preference to timber,” Mayor Leu said.
“It is resistant to termites and moisture, and will never split, rot, crack or need painting which means it will have a long life, and minimise maintenance costs to ratepayers.”
The preliminary concept includes the installation of bollards about where the barricades are now to prevent vehicle access, and a landscaped walking track created between the bollards and the platform.
Mayor Leu is inviting people who would like to share their ideas, to contact Council and explained there would also be an opportunity for those who made an appointment before 14 February to meet officers on site.
“In some instances, it’s much easier to point things out rather than try to explain something on paper,” Mayor Leu said.
“For anyone interested in meeting officers on site, please email or call Council to speak to one of the project team, or alternatively, feedback may be emailed to email@example.com.”
Comments are requested by 28 February 2017.