Do you have a great streetscape concept?

WITH parts of the Stanthorpe main street looking like it's seen better days recently, talk of a streetscape revamp is back on the cards.

The Stanthorpe Chamber of Commerce is forming a streetscape committee as part of its efforts to push the project.

Heading the committee is Nathan Colyer, Granite Belt Cleaning and Hospitality owner.

"We are trying to form a little committee and encourage local business to get involved," he said.

Mr Colyer said once the committee had a plan how to execute the project they would approach the community for input via a survey.

"It seems a little silly to have a hundred people turning up to a meeting," he said.

"This first meeting is more of a test meeting.

"Ultimately we are hoping most chamber members will come on board."

Mr Colyer said the streetscape revamp would not be restricted to the main street.

He said the committee was going to try to include businesses outside that area, using Davadi Place as an example.

"John Mahoney from CDS wants a public toilet facility to be considered so that the YMCA are not inundated," he said.

As a business owner in the main street Mr Colyer also feels strongly about the main street parking situation.

"Customers are our biggest complainers; if they can't get a park and I know people who will drive to Warwick to get what they want and they had said it is cheaper to do so," he said.

Mr Colyer said paid parking was not the answer, nor was it on the agenda.

However, he said he believes time-regulated parking could be the solution to freeing up parks along High and Maryland Sts during business hours.

The first streetscape meeting will be held tomorrow evening.

Anyone wanting to submit streetscape ideas can email stanthorpecoc@ granitenet.com.au.

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