Roundabout landscape design released

Whyalla City Council is seeking feedback on draft landscape designs for four large existing roundabouts.

Whyalla City Council is seeking feedback on draft landscape designs for four large existing roundabouts.

Whyalla City Council is seeking feedback on draft landscape designs for four large existing roundabouts.

The council's Roundabout Landscape Concept Design has been released for public consultation and will be on display until Thursday, September 10.

The council has developed concept designs for four large roundabouts in the western part of the city.

The roundabouts included are on McDouall Stuart Avenue/Cartledge Avenue, McDouall Stuart Avenue/Nicolson Avenue, McDouall Stuart Avenue/Jenkins Avenue and Nicolson Avenue/Jenkins Avenue.

Whyalla City Council project manager landscape Sam Bourne encouraged members of the public to make comment on the draft designs.

"These roundabouts are large structures in a central part of the city, and it is important that they are visually appealing," Mr Bourne said.

"This is a great opportunity for residents to have a say in the landscape design, and overall appearance of these large scale roundabouts."

Mr Bourne said landscaping of the large roundabouts was aimed at beautifying the city and providing a bold landscaping statement.

The concept design is consistent between roundabouts in surface materials but designed to each have their own identity.

The project will allow for a tree renewal program involving a range of bold and distinct tree species, with trees expected to be planted in April 2016, to avoid hot weather.

Trees on the Cartledge Avenue/McDouall Stuart Avenue and McDouall Stuart Avenue/Nicolson Avenue roundabouts have already been removed.

The council is welcoming members of the community to lodge written submissions to the council in relation to the draft concept.

Copies of the Roundabout Landscape Concept Design can be obtained from the council's civic building in Darling Terrace, Whyalla Public Library, and the council's website, www.whyalla.sa.gov.au

Submissions should be addressed to Sam Bourne and can be sent via email to council@whyalla.sa.gov.au or via mail to PO Box 126, Whyalla, SA, 5600.