Barker roundabout action

By Chris Thomson | posted on February 10, 2018

THE looks of the main roundabout into Mount Barker, dubbed “a disgrace” by a Plantagenet shire councillor, will be the subject of a community workshop to be held in March.

At last week’s shire council meeting, Cr Brett Bell noted councillors had been talking about beautifying the roundabout “for a couple of years”.

“Slowly it’s been showing wear and tear,” he said of the circular intersection at the corner of Albany and Muir highways.

The roundabout is decorated with poles carrying flags of different colours.

After The Weekender revealed recently that Cr Bell had dubbed the intersection’s aesthetics “a disgrace”, its vegetation was cut back.

“We need to flash it up,” Cr Bell told his shire colleagues last week.

He said the roundabout needed a new visual treatment to “highlight the entrance to Plantagenet shire and the town of Mt Barker”.

Shire councillors unanimously agreed with Cr Bell that a community workshop be arranged to seek ideas on the design of an aesthetically re-vamped roundabout.