A TOWN plaza and parklets are coming to Beaufort Street as part of Stirling Council plans to improve the area.
The City is developing a plan for a town plaza in the City-owned carpark on the western side of Beaufort, just north of Walcott Street, and will also spend $100,000 to plant trees in the median and at the front of private properties where landowners consent.
Councillor Suzanne Migdale sought the ‘greening’ of Beaufort Street at the July 2 council meeting in an effort to expedite implementation of the Mt Lawley Streetscape Study, which is expected to be finalised in August, because she said the community was frustrated by perceived inaction.
The motion was put forward by Cr Bianca Sandri, who said the parklets aimed to facilitate activation and encourage people to stay in the area longer.
“Immediate businesses have been spoken to along with Inglewood on Beaufort, and now that money has been put forward, further consultation with businesses and landowners about where the parklets are going will take place,” she said.
Community group Inglewood on Beaufort is also working to create piazzas at 884 and 896-898 Beaufort Street.