The Association’s paper looking at the lessons to be learned from last year’s major works around the intersection of John and Riddiford Streets and, Adelaide Road has been further refined since the drafts we posted on our website. Now entitled “The John Street Protocols” this was confirmed by resolution at our June meeting, and officially presented to the full City Council meeting on Thursday 27 June.
Communities accept that at times there will be a need for major infrastructure works in our neighbourhoods. Our policy paper The John St Protocols looks at performance measures for such works being expanded to include steps to understand any negative local impacts, and positive steps to mitigate those as much as possible.
A public works project that achieves its engineering and financial objectives but leaves behind it a frustrated and disillusioned community does damage to the council’s reputation, and should not be regarded as a successful project.