Town roof is cherry ripe

Tari JeffersManjimup Bridgetown Times
Manjimup shire president Paul Omodei believes the Brockam Street update will be great once it it fimished.
Camera IconManjimup shire president Paul Omodei believes the Brockam Street update will be great once it it fimished. Credit: Tari Jeffers

A giant glass roof, set to form one of the centrepieces of the $22.3 million Manjimup town centre revitalisation scheme, is starting to rise from the ground with works on the frame nearly complete.

It is hoped the roof, which covers Brockman Street — the main one-way connecting laneway between the town’s two main streets — will eventually allow the area to be used as an outdoor cafe strip and is part of the larger plan to turn the area into a town square.

The street is already well-known to Manjimup visitors as the home of the Manjimup Cherry Harmony Festival, held on the second Saturday in December every year.

Manjimup shire president Paul Omodei, pictured, said while the street was still looking messy, it would look great once it was completed later this year.

“Residents can expect the rest of the superstructure to be up soon,” he said.

“Shopkeepers on Brockman Street that can show they’ve lost business can apply for compensation.”

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