1. REMOVAL OF TEMPORARY FENCES AND REPLACEMENT WITH A RAISED GARDEN BED
To reduce any risk to pedestrians, to facilitate the removal of the temporary fences and to promote the growth of the trees: That the Laman St Working Party (i) endorse the construction of two raised garden beds (one to the east of the Civic park fountain down to Darby St, and one to the west of the fountain) on the northern side of Laman St, enclosing the fig trees and filled with mulch. The footpath bitumen should be appropriately broken up to allow water infiltration and the sandstone gutter recovered where possible. The raised garden beds could be construction in a grey stone similar to that already in Civic Park. (ii) recommends that Council funds these works as soon as possible.
2. LAMAN STREET ART DESIGN COMPETITION
To facilitate Council’s emergency response procedures for Laman St during large wind events and to engage the Newcastle community: That the Laman St Working Party endorse the holding of a Newcastle Art Design Competition for the design of gates for Laman St at Darby St and Dawson St (the gates would be open most of the time and closed during large wind events) and recommends that Council provide appropriate prize money for the competition.
Motion submitted to the
Laman St Working Party on 1 June 2011 by Councillor Michael Osbourne, Greens Councilor for Newcastle
The Working Party adopted Part 2 (the art design competition) and
referred Part 1 to a workshop to be held this Sunday 26 June.
The Art Design Competition was endorsed by Council’s Urban Planning
and Design Advisory Committee on 9 June 2011.