There have been 75 complaints logged relating to multiple issues on Elizabeth Street since 2019, including tripping hazards, uneven footpaths, sump blockages, and trees need trimming.
So now is the time to address these infrastructure problems before they get even worse, says Brad Singh, Manager Transport & Infrastructure.
“We explored the planting of native trees, but they were found to be unsuitable for this specific street as they are mostly evergreen and would cast plenty of shade over houses in the winter, which is not ideal for local residents.
“We also considered preserving and relocating the current trees, but it would cost around $25k per tree to do so, and it was discovered that the roots were so intertwined with the underground services that it would be impossible to remove them safely. This would also not be an effective use of ratepayer money.”