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High Street entrance a better look for visitors

March 25th, 2017
[by David Armstrong]

Visitors' first impressions of Motueka will be much better with the completion of the undergrounding of power cables in the remaining part of High Street south of the CBD.

The first section, from the roundabout to the clock tower corner, was cleaned up 18 months ago, and now the clock tower to Whakarewa Street stretch is clear of wires and cables along and across the street, and of the ugly concrete lamp posts perilously close to the gutter.

The only task remaining is to complete the footpath paving.

To remind ourselves of the change that has been made, here are two photos of the same section of road 18 months ago and now.

Comment by Paul and Isobel Mosley:
[Posted 26 March 2017]

A great improvement indeed! It's a shame that it proved too hard to plant an avenue of trees along High Street, which would have provided an even more attractive introduction to the town. There are several locations along High Street that still are rather unattractive, particularly the surrounds of the Clock Tower and outside a number of commercial premises.

I wonder what can be done to assist the relevant property owners/trustees to upgrade these frontages, to further increase the improved appearance of High Street that has been achieved by the undergrounding?

Comment by Coralie Smith:
[Posted 26 March 2017]

Doesn't it look fabulous. So open and clean and more modern looking. Hopefully home owners will feel the urge to clean up their frontages and do some nice plantings now work is finished. Well done to all the people who worked on it. Interruption any time I travelled through was minimal.

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