With Meningie’s main street currently undergoing a two million dollar overhaul, Coorong council prepares for the next step as the community provides feedback on ‘key aesthetic features’.
The civil works on the stormwater system were completed last month and council now looks to have the design finalised for the Meningie-themed artwork and furniture.
In a bid to help guide decisions on the project’s giant sculpture, all Meningie residents were invited to complete a feedback survey.
Mayor Neville Jaensch said while the much-needed stormwater and traffic works were complete, it was exciting to see the more artistic side of the project come to life.
“Meningie is a town steeped in history and culture, and we want to see that represented and celebrated along its busy main street,” he said.
“The process we’re going through now is to ensure local people can help guide these decisions, so that key public realm elements in the town’s busy areas assist in creating a ‘sense of place’ that has community support.
“The completed civil works have made Meningie’s town centre more people-friendly and the soon-to-be-installed streetscape features will make it more attractive and interesting to our growing number of visitors.”
Council’s manager of projects and procurements Michael Collins said to ensure the project met funding timeframes, some street furniture had already been ordered which included wooden benches and seats, stainless steal ‘flying pelican’ bins and some planter box bases.
“Over the next two weeks, we’ll collate feedback from our community surveys and then present the designs, reflecting the feedback received, and concepts for the artwork back to the community,” Mr Collins said.
“We’ve already started the process to engage an experienced South Australian artist to help in this process.
“One of the most exciting parts of the project is the giant sculpture, set to be a statement art piece and the first in the Long Story Short project being delivered by council.”
For those who seek further information, and to read the fact sheets and view design images, visit the Coorong council’s website www.coorongsa.gov.au/meningiestreetscape for more.