Narrabri Shire councillors have narrowly rejected a median strip with trees and lights on Maitland Street.
But just what will finally happen in the main street is no clearer after councillors did not vote on any of the other options. - a median strip with lights only, footpath lighting and an extension of the footpath and footpath lighting.
They voted 6-5 on Tuesday night not to adopt a recommendation by council officers that Option Three - a 2m median between Bowen and Lloyd Streets containing both lighting and trees - be chosen.
That option would have cost $1.3 million. The council has $1.437 million available.
Before deciding councillors heard arguments by residents and business owners for and against the median strip option.