Launceston's mayor believes the remaining eight Tasmanian tiger statues in the Brisbane Street Mall are safe if you look where you are going.
Earlier this month two of the thylacine statues, which caused the most community concern, were removed and placed into storage until a new placement plan was developed for all 10 statues.
Coffee Republic owner Robin Smith raised concerns about the remaining eight statues at the last City of Launceston council meeting. He asked if the council considered them to be safe.
"My observation, having worked in the mall for 20 years now, [is] people don't seem to have trouble with anything that's standard height," he said.
"Certainly the Thylacines that remain in the mall today are also too low to be considered safe."
Mayor Albert van Zetten said he believed the remaining statues were safe.
"I think the ones there are safe if you look where you're going," he said.
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A risk assessment of the bronzed statues to foot traffic was undertaken by the council, after a number of people had fallen or tripped over them.
The review was first announced in April 2020 and took more than eight months to be finalised.
Mr Smith also asked why all of the plans from the 2015 concept for the mall upgrade were not implemented.
The council's chief executive Michael Stretton said there was extensive consultation with mall retailers during installation that saw changes to those plans.
"Not all elements of the mall, as it was constructed was entirely with what the initial approved plan was," he said.
"The best balance in terms of trying to meet the needs of retailers versus the approved plan was what was sought."
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