Initial consultations between the Scamander community and Break O’Day Council regarding the plans for three sites in the area have been described as “very positive” by council general manager John Brown.
Residents were invited to Scamander Sports Complex on Tuesday, January 23 to view draft concept designs for the old Scamander Bridge project, the Scamander foreshore area and Wrinklers Lagoon picnic area.
Mr Brown said it was a constructive session for both council and community.
“It’s important to remember these plans are far from being the final product,” he said.
“For draft concepts like these to come to fruition, we have had to discuss ideas with the community throughout an extended period of time.
“In the case of the old Scamander Bridge, we had a couple of residents put ideas forward as part of the process.”
Proposed features of the draft designs for the bridge and foreshore area include a gravel footpath, a rock armoured wall, a floating pontoon, and five interpretation panels. Mr Brown said the council will wait upon the outcome of the community consultation before working out the cost of each proposal.
“We want some certainty before we take the next step,” he said.
“After we have received feedback from the public, we will have a more detailed look at costs”
The plans will remain on display at Scamander until February 12 as part of the community consultation process. The bridge is managed by the Department of State Growth.