2014 Activities

Submitted by Ben Pritchard on Thu, 14/03/2013 - 11:59

I want to canvas opinion about the direction the TPA could and should take for the rest of 2013.
As the Chairman, I would like to see the TPA establish itself as a recognisable and credible forum for discussion of local issues, and a first choice for anyone seeking community input into any projects or proposals affecting Teneriffe.
I would also like to see the TPA lead the community in advocating for particular outcomes that will enrich our suburb and benefit residents. My initial suggestions are:
* A community event - possibly a themed street 'fair' or a picnic - to meet our neighbours and enjoy Teneriffe. I don't see this competing with the Teneriffe Festival, which will be every bit as successful as last year, I am sure. This will be a more localised event.
* The development of a program of street improvements. This will involve BCC and establish a rolling program of street works, particularly around the heritage woolstores, where the streets will not get upgraded as part of any adjoining new development.
*A program of traffic management initiatives that anticipate changes (increases) in traffic volumes on the streets as a result of development - at Newstead River Park and Commercial Road, in particular - and ameliorate the impacts of those increases.
I am sure many residents have additional topics, issues and ideas that could be chamioned by TPA, so please, let us know what else TPA can, and should do.
Respond on this forum, or at the TPA meetings, or send me an email at ben.pritchard@iinet.net.au