Get involved in $120,000 upgrade for main street

ABOVE: Woodburn main street during the flood clean-up in March 2022.

Susanna Freymark

Woodburn will get a $120,000 upgrade to its main street.

At the Richmond Valley Council meeting on May 16 the next stage of developing the Woodburn riverside streetscape was awarded to Ennismore Field Landscape Architects based in Eltham.

There will be community workshops and a survey about the upgrade. The project is expected to take 15 weeks after that to complete.

In 2017, Richmond Valley Council set in motion the development of the riverside.

This included a new tourist information centre, a children’s playpark, often called the ‘pirate park’, barbecue areas and landscaping.

Councillor Robert Hayes asked at the council meeting when the broader place plans for Woodburn, Evans Head, Broadwater and Coraki would be happening and what might come out of them.

An artist’s impression of Woodburn.

General manager Vaughan Macdonald advised looking at the Casino Place Plan for ideas.

Coraki, Woodburn, Evans Head and Broadwater place plans will be done later this year, he said.

“We’ll do them as a job lot to get them moving.”

The Woodburn Business and Community Chamber held a community meeting on May 15 to discuss promoting Woodburn as a commercial and tourist centre.

The Make Woodburn Great Again meeting discussed ideas for a signature event for Woodburn.

The council’s upgrade plans are included in the council meeting notes.

The draft plan for the Woodburn upgrade.

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