Since its launch in July 2015, Elsies River City Improvement District (ERCID) has become a shining example of just what can be achieved through hard work and dedication to change.
According to Chairperson John Houston, the successes of the ERCID can perhaps be seen most clearly in an influx of new businesses.
“Due to the clean, safe environment created and managed by Geocentric, we’ve experienced a sudden demand for property in the ERCID, so much so that there are currently no vacant buildings,” he said in his AGM message.
A few of the most notable improvements in the area include:
- stop signs and road markings on all the streets
- blocked storm water drains have been cleared
- lampposts are continually being cleaned up and painted
- CCTV cameras assist the foot and vehicle patrollers to identify problems before they start
“One of our biggest achievements of 2017 specifically has been managing to save huge volumes of water in storage tanks and creating gardens throughout the area,” Houston adds.
With 2018 just around the corner, Houston has said that they simply hope to continue on this good track of greening and maintenance in the new year and that there are also plans for additional CCTV cameras and fixing of road surfaces throughout the ERCID.