Powering town centre

At a recent meeting, councillors agreed to buy Lot 489 Grand Boulevard for $26,297 and Lot 536 Davidson Terrace for $29,812 to maximise development on adjoining City-owned land at Lot 456 McLarty Avenue and Lot 522 Davidson Terrace.

Both sites are next to City carparks.

�Purchase of each of the sites will allow better planning for internal carpark operation, improve visual treatment to surroundings and maximise financial return to the City,� a council document said.

Corporate services director Mike Tidy said the purchase would be funded by the contingency allowance from the multi-storey carpark project.