News

Maclean's ready to revamp

A FINELY-TUNED stance on the proposed Maclean riverside revamp is proof the township is taking ownership of its future.

That was the message from Maclean Chamber of Commerce last night after its last discussion before Monday's public meeting.

At that meeting the chamber will argue the concept of the River St view corridor should be dropped from the overall plan.

If the overall plan is accepted as is, it could mean at least one property would be removed with little or no benefit, he said.

In the 20 minutes the chamber will have to address the meeting next week, it will also present its concept plans for the entrance to Maclean.

"There was discussion of some $300,000 being in the budget of Clarence Valley Council, allocated to the boulevard or entrance to Maclean," the spokesman said.

"The chamber has drawn up concept plans that we presented to the public meeting and we are keen for those plans to go forward and for this to be the starting point of the development."

The chamber will argue the Fisheries must be relocated to a more appropriate location with the levee wall in the central business district also moved and replaced with open gates so as to not impede the views.

"This is further evidence of the people of Maclean taking ownership of the river plan," he said.

Consultants Clouston Associates said in their 131-page draft paper that was released late last year and opened to community consultation, the plan would "reconnect" the township to the river with a mix of public and private open space and development.

 

The public meeting starts at 5.30pm on Monday April 23 at Maclean Returned Services Club, River St.

Topics:  maclean chamber of commerce, riverside




Painting apprentice brushes past barriers

HAPPY WORKER: Apprentice painter Sascha Schofield with her father and boss Paul Schofield.

Sascha enjoys changing preconceptions of women in a trade.

Forget Byron, Yamba is where it’s at

yamba has been named as one of the five best alternative destinations for tourists to visit instead of Byron Bay.

Yamba makes the cut as an alternative to Byron Bay.

Bizarre attack on cop shop

Two local men are refused bail

Latest deals and offers

Three reasons your mind will be blown this week

Alan Dale and Jacki Weaver in a scene from the TV series Secret City.

THREE shows on Foxtel to make your mind boggle.

Elena wins MasterChef: “I’m ecstatic and eager to celebrate"

MasterChef Australia 2016 winner Elena Duggan, from Noosa.

NOOSA chefs survive marathon grand final dish by Heston Blumenthal.

Shannen Doherty shaves hair during cancer battle

Shannen Doherty has completely shaved off her hair

Brian McFadden makes daughters pay for own Christmas gifts

McFadden makes his daughters pay for half their presents

Lady Gaga is a godmother

Lady Gaga has become a godmother to her friends' daughter

Will Turbo be taken off TV?

Memes about Turbo are flowing on Social media.

PEOPLE want Turbo taken off TV, but will Prospero Productions the ma

You can own this Queensland town for just $1

Yelarbon

Unprecedented auction of town's business centre with no reserve

Work starts on $15M Caloundra apartment building

Turning the first sod at the Aqua View Apartments site in Kings Beach are (from left) husband-and-wife developers Alex Yuan and Stella Sun with construction company Tomkins director Mike Tomkins and Councillor Tim Dwyer.

Developers excited about addition to Kings Beach skyline

Plans revealed for 1500-lot 'master-planned community'

Precinct will be bounded by Boundary St and Shoesmith Rd

Ecco Ripley sales run sparks prime release

MOVING IN: Sekisui House has announced the release of more residential blocks at Ecco Ripley.

Sekisui House is preparing to unveil more land at Ecco Ripley

Massive residential 9-storey high-rise hit by delays

An artist’s impression of the eight-storey-high apartment complex that Bernoth Holdings wants to build in South Toowoomba, next to the City Golf Club.

Developer struggles to get approved high-rise development started