YMCA carpark goes green

Kellie BalaamNarrogin Observer
The proposed carpark upgrade will provide shade.
Camera IconThe proposed carpark upgrade will provide shade. Credit: Kellie Balaam

The YMCA Narrogin Regional Leisure Centre carpark is set to under go renovations including resurfacing and tree planting.

At last week’s Shire of Narrogin council meeting, councillors were requested to consider $20,000 for materials and labour to plant a selection of deciduous trees in the 2019-2020 financial year for the carpark at 50 Clayton Road.

The project was supported by all councillors, carrying the decision seven to none.

The proposal aligns with recommendations in the 2016 Townscape Study Review of greening the CBD, reducing the heat island effect in summer, and improving amenities for motorists.

There are currently 127 parking bays and two disabled bays with 34 trees proposed for planting.
Camera IconThere are currently 127 parking bays and two disabled bays with 34 trees proposed for planting. Credit: Shire of Narrogin

At the Townscape Advisory Committee meeting held on February 18, the committee considered a proposal to plant shade trees in the centre carpark and to nominate the preferred tree species for planting.

The TAC also recommended that the estimated cost of $97,454 for the proposed resurfacing of the carpark be considered by the council in its draft budget.

Narrogin Shire chief executive Dale Stewart said the Shire had recently submitted an application for a Federal government grant to assist in funding the project.

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