SHOALHAVEN City Council has deferred a decision on opening traffic to Junction Court pending further consultation with local residents and business owners.
Councillors will host a drop-in information session in Junction Court on Thursday, September 12 between 9am and noon to allow residents to have their say on the reopening of the mall to traffic.
Shoalhaven Mayor Joanna Gash said the original plan was to reopen the area to traffic as part of stage two of the Junction Court upgrade.
The previously adopted design would allow for the easy closure of Junction Court for full pedestrian access during special events while also enabling the existing taxi rank to remain in its current location.
However Cr Gash said the success of the first stage coupled with positive comments from the community and local business owners had meant council was now assessing all options before a decision was made.
Cr Gash said the deferral of the decision allowed Nowra CBD Action to review the costs of opening the area to traffic while engaging with police about community safety.