Don't let Kyneton and district's inspiring Town Square initiative become a dumping ground for our parking problems.
Many of us are very concerned about traffic congestion in the CBD, especially around Woolies supermarket. The answer is not, though, to turn the Old Primary School into a car park, or even increase the car parking in the immediate school area.
This kind of knee jerk reaction will ruin the amenity of our vision for a pedestrian mall.
Any solution to this problem needs to be implemented away from the Town Square precinct.
Kyneton Town Hub has been running a series of brainstorming sessions over the past few weeks.
The overwhelming opinion of participants is that we keep the Old Primary School precinct open, accessible, and flexible for the benefit, and enjoyment of all residents. Having an open space in the heart of our town becomes even more important, when we factor in the doubling of Kyneton's population riding on already council approved, development.
One of the big factors which contribute to Melbourne's reputation as a most liveable city, is its open spaces close to the city's heart. Kyneton's liveability and social cohesion would be also be enhanced by the creation a village square stretching from Mollison Street to Ebden Street and from Simpson Street to Baynton Street.
This is something worthwhile for everyone to stand up for. A public meeting will be held in the Mechanics Reserve on Sunday, November 19, at 3pm.