He disclosed the plan in response to a ratepayer�s question about the council�s decision to rezone community land at Greenmount Library during a public meeting in Boya. However, the six-lane upgrade is not likely to be built any time soon because the project is underfunded and there is no timeline, according to a Main Roads spokeswoman. She confirmed the planned improvements were in the Metropolitan Region Scheme but said there was no proposal to prevent right turns from Scott Street into the highway.
�The current planning concept retains full movements at Scott Street, however, as with any future proposal this is subject to review,� the spokeswoman said.
The Scott Street intersection �has not been nominated for black spot funding�, despite 55 crashes between January 2009 to December 2013 � the latest data currently available. More than 840 ratepayers signed a petition calling on the council to retain land at the corner of Scott Street for public open space and community use.
Friends of Greenmount co-ordinator Colin Hughes said residents were rightly concerned about why a council would rezone the area R40; meaning up to 30 new units of 180-220 sq m could be built �at such a dangerous corner�.