New work improves Murwillumbah CBD
ONE month into the Murwillumbah CBD drainage project, which is expected to continue until early December, 71 pipes have now been laid on Murwillumbah St.
Over the weekend (days 26 and 27), an additional eight pipes were laid, bringing the total to 71.
Fresh tarmac has been laid in the centre of the main street for the project which has been extended to include installation of new road kerb and gutters.
The condition of the old infrastructure was poor, according to Tweed Shire Council.
Optometrist Patrick Egan, from Eyewise on Murwillumbah St, said elderly clients had previously experienced difficulty attending appointments due to a lack of disability car parks.
But this week, he said accessibility to the CBD centre had improved.
"Things have improved a lot since they opened the barriers and opened the pedestrian crossing," he said. "I've been fairly impressed with the speed at which the project is moving along."
There are currently 11 store vacancies in the CBD, with five available for lease, including Essentials Variety discount store.
New Releases Antiques has moved from opposite the Imperial Hotel to a larger art deco shop opposite the police station.
First National Real Estate has come back into the CBD from South Murwillumbah.