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REGARDING the letter from T. Mackereth in relation to Moonta’s Queen Square (YPCT 28-7-20).

Council reports and information on this are publicly available on council’s website. The May council agenda outlines the process for Queen Square.

A Moonta Masterplan for the CBD was produced by council with feedback from the community. A working party with representatives from the Moonta Progress Association, Moonta traders and council was formed to discuss what works may be undertaken in the first 12 months that were listed in this plan.

The working party agreed for the ingress and egress from the Moonta Foodland to be only left in and left out, with a small median strip to prevent right-turn access, a pedestrian crossing near Foodland, the redesign and upgrade of the Ellen Street carpark and consultation on the design of Queen Square which may involve a nature playground.

The nature playground in Queen Square was suggested by a member of the working party, who is a long-time resident of Moonta. The design of Queen Square will be subject to extensive consultation to enable people who live in and around Moonta to provide their views and comments. The draft design for Queen Square will then be publicly available for comments once initial comments are received.

Council is well aware of the importance of the existing heritage of Moonta. This is one reason a working party was established with representatives from Moonta and District Progress Association and Moonta traders to reflect Moonta town views and retain the town’s heritage.

Russell Peate, Chief Executive Officer, Copper Coast Council

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