New committee to be formed to oversee Nowra CBD clean-up

TIME FOR ACTION: Chairman of the Nowra CBD Committee Mark Crowther points out the sad state of footpaths in town to councillor Andre Guile during the CBD walk-around in May.A NEW committee will be established as a result of the Nowra CBD walk around in May.Business owners, Shoalhaven City Council staff and councillors joined Member for Gilmore Joanna Gash and members of the CBD Ratepayers Association to see first hand what needs work in the town.The decaying state of parts of the CBD were the focus of the tour.In particular graffiti, broken seats, holes in the footpaths, broken paving and dirty public areas were noted.The walk-around was prompted by a motion at the previous council meeting, calling for urgent action following a barrage of complaints about the cleanliness and state of the CBD.At council’s ordinary meeting last week, it was recommended that the Nowra CBD Working Group be appointed as an official council committee.The committee was named Nowra CBD Action and comprises Mayor Paul Green, Nowra CBD Promotions Committee representative Gaynor Peters, Shoalhaven Business Chamber member David Goodman, community representative Paul Dean, chairman of the Nowra CBD Committee Mark Crowther, council’s City Services director Bill Paterson and Strategic Planning and Infrastructure director Peter Adams.The group will provide recommendations to council on policy matters relating to the CBD such as the graffiti policy.They will also provide input into maintenance priorities and delivery of maintenance services in the CBD.Nowra CBD Action’s area of jurisdiction is from Plunkett and Osborne streets to the Shoalhaven River.This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.