Why the campaign to "Save Robertson Road"?
The unique character of Robertson Road is its location off the main road, the streetscape of outdoor tables, umbrellas and trees, and the atmosphere created by the restaurants, boutiques and pedestrian traffic. This will be lost if the current DA's that plan roller door entrances to underground carparks on Robertson Road are approved. It will not only break the continuity of the shop frontages and pavements, but will forever destroy the opportunity for Robertson Road to be closed to traffic and ideally function as a pedestrian plaza. Included is the obvious opportunity to develop the precinct South of Robertson Road, including the Foamcrest Ave carpark . We need thoughtful and sensitive development to not only save Robertson Road, but create a "Heart of Newport".