South Grafton has quite rightly been benefiting from a change in attitude by local government and now has a plaza (first mooted in 2006-07) to enhance the Lane Boulevard streetscape.
The Daily Examiner reported on 18 April 2012:
Clarence Valley Council deputy general manager Rob Donges said council would be putting together a business case for a cafe there and, should the cost of establishing be realistically recovered, it would be opened to private tender.....
The Plaza was funded by a $250,000 grant under Round 3 of the Australian Government's Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program with council contributing $55,000.
Voting recorded as follows:
Councillors Williamson, McKenna, Howe, Simmons, Kingsley and Hughes
Councillors Baker and Toms