ABOVE: The revised plan for the Kyogle CBD upgrade. Photo: contributed
The community have the chance to give their feedback on the revised CBD plan for Kyogle.
The revised plan retains the centre carparking and proposes the creation of a new, landscaped area around the town clock.
Following the exhibition of the first draft master plan earlier this year, the council has made changes to the plan to address issues raised by the community.
The plan includes the introduction of trees within the median strip and the creation of landscaped areas outside commercial and retail premises where visitors and residents can sit, relax and enjoy food and beverages provided by town centre cafes.
In order to accommodate the tree planting and landscape improvements, a total of 24 parking spaces will be lost across the town centre.
Kyogle Council’s Planning and Environment director Chris White said maintaining an adequate level of town centre parking was clearly a priority.
“However, we also need to create a more attractive town centre environment to encourage visitors and shoppers to Kyogle in larger numbers, and to support businesses and events,” Mr White said.
“The introduction of shade trees and other landscaped areas is an important component in ensuring that Kyogle remains an attractive and competitive business centre and provides respite and relief during our hot summer months.”
A ‘drop in’ event allowing community members to discuss the plans with council officers will be held from noon until 6pm on Wednesday, December 15 , in the vacant shop front at 129 Summerland Way.
The revised plans can be viewed on Kyogle Council’s website, with hard copies available at the council’s administration centre.
Public submissions on the revised plans are invited by Friday, January 21, and can be made via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or in writing to PO Box 11, Kyogle, NSW 2474.