Urban Nodes Trial Survey
7 April 2021
The Shire of Esperance is gathering feedback on the Urban Node Trial through a survey to be released to the community and local businesses.
The Nodes came as part of the Esperance CBD Landscaping Concept Design, which guides the implementation and upgrade of landscaping in the Esperance CBD.
As part of the Concept Design it was proposed to trial creating “Urban Nodes”, designed to create opportunities for alfresco dining areas or public open space in front of restaurants and cafes through modifying the parking layout.
The Trial was originally scheduled for December 2019 until 30 June 2020 however, it was not able to be completed as nonessential businesses were forced to close due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Council resolved, during the June 2020 Ordinary Council Meeting, to extend the Trial until 30th April 2021 to ensure the nodes could be trailed and assessed effectively.
Esperance Shire President Ian Mickel said the community’s feedback would be invaluable in deciding the future of the Urban Nodes concept.
“The trial was intended to promote vibrancy in the town centre, support local business, enhance walkability and encourage pedestrian activity, the survey is designed to see if the trial accomplished this,” he said.
“The more information we can get the better the outcome will be so I encourage everyone to give us their feedback.”
Shire of Esperance CEO Shane Burge said the survey was an essential part of the trial.
“This survey will help to decide the next step for the nodes,” he said.
“We want to know what you liked, disliked and any other suggestions you may have.”
The Survey will be open today, 7 April until 30 April 2021.
Click HERE to fill in the Survey.