The location of a new pedestrian crossing in Laurieton's main street will be reviewed.
The decision follows a 615-signature petition calling on Port Macquarie-Hastings Council to reconsider placement of the Bold Street pedestrian crossing.
The pedestrian crossing is currently earmarked in Bold Street near the Coles car park entrance but concerned residents believe it should be 50 metres closer to Tunis Street.
The council decided at its May meeting to put the pedestrian crossing construction on hold to review the location of the crossing.
North Haven resident Harold Hunt and John Saunders from the Camden Haven Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Tourism welcomed the decision.
Mr Hunt said he was ecstatic about the location review as the pedestrian crossing location was a matter of pedestrian safety.
He said the council's proposed location for the pedestrian crossing was not where the majority of pedestrians crossed Bold Street.
"Given there is significant pedestrian traffic between Coles, and it would appear, the chemist shop, it's a matter of pedestrian safety that the pedestrian crossing be located where it will be used," Mr Hunt said.
Mr Saunders said from the chamber's perspective, he would like to thank the council for its decision to defer construction and review the location.
He said the current pedestrian crossing location meant the older generation would need to travel about 100 metres to get to the chemist shop.
Mr Saunders said the chamber first raised the matter with the council when the chemist moved.
A report is due back to the July council meeting on the feasibility to move the crossing including the safety, financial and other impacts.
The deferral decision is likely to delay the project beyond the terms of the current funding agreement.
The council successfully applied for state government grant funding to construct the pedestrian crossing and associated works.
A report to the May council meeting gave a pedestrian crossing planning timeline.
Mayor Peta Pinson said there was great concern among the senior population about how they would safely get across the road and back again to the Coles car park.
"I think to let our community know we are listening, it's only just we have a look at this and what's involved, with a possible allocation of a pedestrian crossing across from the chemist," she said.
Cr Lee Dixon echoed the mayor's comments.
Cr Peter Alley supported putting the pedestrian crossing construction on pause and taking a look at the matter.
But Cr Alley said he didn't want to give the impression to the community that the council was definitely going to move the pedestrian crossing.
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