New gardens and seating in the city
CEO Michael Stretton
One of the more consistent messages we receive from our community regarding the CBD is a desire to see more trees, more colour and greenery and more seating for people to enjoy.
Last week saw the installation of a 4.5m-tall arbour system in Charles St between Brisbane and York streets.
This new system has involved work from teams across the City of Launceston and once established, the native plants are going to be a fantastic addition to the streetscape.
Later this year, street level garden beds will also be installed around the base of the arbour to add even more colour to the area.
This project is part of the final works being undertaken in Stage 1 of the Launceston City Heart Project, alongside the recently completed Macquarie House landscaping project and the public seating replacement project that is also underway.
This involves more than 30 public seats, which will be replaced across the CBD and in the Mowbray business zone, along with upgrades to existing seating in the Brisbane St Mall to provide new charging points for phones, laptops and other devices.
With the City of Launceston and the Launceston Chamber of Commerce having recently entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to accelerate urban greening projects across Launceston, we're hopeful of rolling out even more projects like this in the future.