HAVE you noticed recently how the main arterial road traffic into Tilligerry has increased markedly?
Tilligerry is well and truly on the move.
Tourists are flocking to the peninsula and tradies are pouring in to the numerous construction sites.
To assist with the needs of the future, Port Stephens Council is doing its part.
“The big makeover of the Lemon Tree waterfront has really put us on the map, so we are focusing on developing other waterfront reserves to attract visitors as well,” Councillor Steve Tucker said.
“In tandem with the Tilligerry Lions Club, council is about to give the Centenary Park project at Tanilba a big boost,” he added.
“The old amenities block will be demolished and a new one rebuilt some distance to the west. The car park will also be moved here because we need to get vehicles away from the children’s play area.
“On top of the old toilet block’s foundation slab, a picnic shelter shed will be built, complete with barbecue facilities.
“The park behind Mallabula Wharf will also be made more user friendly with the turning circle sealed and with picnic tables put in the reserve in front of the houses.
More facilities such as barbecues, waste bins and an amenities block will be considered down the track as the area becomes more popular,” he said.
“We will also seal the turning circle at Sunset Park, Tanilba.”
“Roads are the number one priority according to ratepayers,” he added.
“The rebuilding of Francis Ave LTP is well advanced and Sherman Ave is next on the list.”
“We have secured $1 million for roadworks at Tanilba and the $500 000 roundabout at Tanilba will become a reality soon.”
The old fire station at Lemon Tree has been given over to the local art group and the Scouts are in negotiation with Port Stephens Council to occupy the redundant Tanilba Fire Station.
By Geoff WALKER