The Village Enhancement Project, which gets underway soon following public exhibition and feedback meetings last year, proposes several suitable trees along a Bank St safety median strip (flat, not raised) with large potted trees placed on the left and right pavements (note the redish examples above).
This proposal rids the street of the dreaded double white lines and frees up some 20+ valuable car parking spaces in an increasingly congested “CBD”. A godsend to business owners investing their money in Molong – and there is more than a few of them appearing – to the benefit of locals and surrounding farm and rural dwellers alike. All want a viable working local town centre.
Yet, opinion on the current trees is still divided. It’s a hard one.
One view is that the trees lining the commercial end of Bank Street demonstrate an image of Molong as a ‘charming village’ during each of the four seasons. If they are removed this might be lost. Others feel that they might bump into the central trees (however narrow their trunks may be).
I am expecting a lot of blowback on this and welcome it – that’s what the Express is here for – get to it!