Council to move Tatura tree protection bollards to improve parking

Several tree protection bollards in Hogan Street Tatura will be relocated in an effort to improve parking accessibility for drivers.

The round bollards were first installed 12 months ago to replace the original metal tree guards and to stop trees being damaged by cars hitting them.

Director Infrastructure/City Engineer Phil Hoare said the original tree guards in Hogan Street were replaced 12 months ago.

“The trees enhance the environment and provide shade in the summer so it’s important we maintain some protection so they continue to flourish.”

“In consultation with community members we have decided to move some of the bollards closer to the kerb to assist entry and exit to car parks. The alternative is to reduce the number of parks,” he said.

“The position of some of the bollards within the bays has made it difficult for larger cars to park so their relocation will make it a little easier to park.”

The parking bays where bollards will be moved are located between Park Street and the Railway line. Approximately 29 bollards will be relocated during the next month. “We expect works to take approximately two weeks dependant on weather,” said Mr Hoare.

“This is a good outcome for the Tatura community and a good example of working with residents to get a better outcome.”

 

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