Future of Fearn Avenue
Prior to Margaret River's Main Street Makeover, Fearn Avenue was a two-way road that intersected the main street of Margaret River.
As part of the Main Street Makeover, it was built to be a one-way, shared vehicle and pedestrian space with a 10km per hour speed limit. This design was supported in an extensive consultation process prior to the project commencing.
Pedestrians were able to enjoy exclusive use of the space between December 2020 and March 2021, on account of a delay in retractable bollards arriving that were needed in order to open the street to vehicles. As a result, community sentiment about the future use of this space may have shifted, with many in favour of keeping the space permanently closed to vehicles.
The Shire initiated a consultation process for the future of Fearn Avenue, inviting community members and business owners have say via a short online survey.
The survey was open for public comment from 9 - 23 April 2021 at www.yoursay.amrshire.wa.gov.au/fearn-avenue
The results are being considered, with a Council decision due on 26 May 2021.
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