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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Council listens and responds to Mogo submissions

After what has been a long, drawn out battle for many in the Mogo community, frustrated by the steamrolling, bull dozing, fingers-in-the-ears tactics associated with the Mogo Activation plan the Council will vote next week to adopt the draft Mogo Village Place Activation Plan and to continue to seek opportunities for implementation. They will also be asked to approve writing to those who made a submission thanking them for their contribution and advising the outcome of the process. During the public exhibition period from 3 November 2021 to 28 January 2022 Council received 28 submissions. Council say "Like all communities, there has been a variety of opinions and feedback received about the actions people would like to see in the draft Plan. Ethos Urban and Council staff carefully considered all feedback received since April 2021 to prepare the revised draft Plan". Revisions have been made in response to submissions received during the public exhibition period. The key changes that have been incorporated into the revised draft Plan to address the submissions are: • change the proposed location of toilets to John Street instead of Charles Street After dogged resistance to petitions, presentations, pleading and social media embarrassments Council have finally acquiesced saying "The structure plan changed to show the proposed location of toilets at John Street instead of Charles Street, and amend high priority action 1.1 to reflect this". • introduce a new high priority action to master plan Mogo Oval to integrate the Mogo Chamber’s community facility, parking and mountain bike facilities • identify that mountain biking parking and shuttles are also outside of the Mogo Village CBD • introduce a new high priority action to investigate the feasibility of a pedestrian and cyclist connection along Cabbage Tree Creek • identify that the design of Charles Street swale will need to meet flood mitigation, maintenance, development, and amenity/landscaping goals for it to appear natural • further analysis of movement and place to support pedestrian and cyclist safety in Mogo • introduce a long-term action to prepare a flood risk management plan for Mogo • move the action to investigate a community facility on the corner of Tomakin Road and Princes Highway from long-term to high priority.

NOTE: Comments were TRIALED - in the end it failed as humans will be humans and it turned into a pile of merde; only contributed to by just a handful who did little to add to the conversation of the issue at hand. Anyone who would like to contribute an opinion are encouraged to send in a Letter to the Editor where it might be considered for publication

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