Kyogle Council Mayor Cr Danielle Mulholland and Member for Lismore watered one of the new garden beds in Kyogle’s main street to officially open the Greening Kyogle Main Street project this morning.
The $180,000 project involved planting native trees and plants in garden beds along Summerland Way and large street trees in the centre parking aisle. Sixteen planter boxes and seats also were installed in the CBD and the existing garden beds were revitalised and replanted.
The additional vegetation in the main street aims to cool and soften the CBD and improve the overall appearance.
Kyogle Council Mayor Cr Danielle Mulholland said the community had almost universally embraced the Greening Main Street Project.
“The greening of Kyogle’s main street has been in the works for some time and follows two years consulting with the local business community,” she said.
“Council is also looking at greening certain villages as part of its Visions of the Villages program.
“It’s always easier to deliver on such plans when the State or Federal Government partner with Council to deliver these real outcomes for communities.
“The feedback from the community has been incredibly positive and this project will be part of a broader town beautification program we are undertaking.”
The project was funded jointly by the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund ($100,000) and Kyogle Council ($80,000).
After the official opening, those attending the event were invited to inspect the progress of the Kyogle Memorial Institute (KMI) Revitalisation Project.
It involves the refurbishment of the upstairs area of the KMI to accommodate the Roxy Gallery, installation of a lift, and the reinstatement of the original entry and foyer. The project is expected to be completed early in the New Year.