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First look at what Scone could look like post-bypass


Artist’s impressions by Landscape Architect Mara Consulting of how Kelly Street could change after the bypass is in place in 2020.

This is the first look at what Scone could look like post-bypass.

Upper Hunter Shire Council's Scone Revitalisation Committee has released draft designs of how Kelly Street could be improved.

“The Scone Revitalisation Committee has been busy, including investigating how other towns have responded to a bypass," said Committee chairperson Councillor James Burns.

“We now have draft designs for the CBD that include better landscaping, traffic flow and stormwater control. Basically Kelly Street would be two lanes with increased parking and room for outside seating."

“It will be a much friendlier environment, than we currently have,” Cr Burns said

“Landscape Architects Mara Consulting have produced draft concept designs and the committee’s horticulture taskforce are making recommendations about plant choices for Kelly Street and to RMS, with regard to replanting other areas post-bypass."

“Before the designs are finalised, Council will undertake community consultation to give people an opportunity to have a say."

“There are also ongoing discussions with the NSW government about funding the revitalisation work and Council has applied for grants.”

There is another community update this month on the Scone Bypass as well as plans for Kelly Street, the update starts on 6pm at Council Chambers, Liverpool Street, Scone on Tuesday, February 26th.

No need to RSVP, just come along.

Revitalisation plans for Aberdeen, Merriwa and Murrurundi are also progressing to create more attractive and vibrant CBDs through improving landscaping, parking, seating, green spaces and shade, signage and maps, pedestrian and cycling access, public art and slowing traffic.

The Scone Bypass is still scheduled for completion by 2020. 


Image credit: Upper Hunter Shire Council/Mara Consulting