We’re talking millions: Kyogle CBD upgrade gets $4mil from governments, council to put in $1.5mil

ABOVE: An image from the CBD upgrade plan on what the main street could look like.

The upgrade to Kyogle’s CBD got another $2mil funding boost this week.

Federal MP Kevin Hogan was in Kyogle to announce the $2,048,312 Federal Government funding.

The upgrade developments to the CBD will start from the intersection at Wyangarie Street through to the intersection at Kyogle Road. 

Councils Assets and Infrastructure Services director Tony Lickiss said the complete project cost of the revitalisation of both Summerland Way through town and Stratheden St will be $5.5mil, with $2mil from the Federal Government, $2mil from the State Government and $1.5mil from Kyogle Council.

Federal MP Kevin Hogan and Kyogle mayor Kylie Thomas look at the CBD plans with councillors and council staff. Photo: Contributed

Works on the Stratheden St component are scheduled to start in July and work on the  Summerland Way section starts at the beginning of 2023.

“Work will include landscaping improvements such as street trees and gardens, outdoor kerb side dining areas, new seating, recycling bins, and street furniture,”  Mr Hogan said.

“Traffic improvements will include a 40km/h pedestrian area, intersection improvements, cycling lanes and disabled parking spaces.”

An artist’s impression of the new look for Kyogle.

There has been contention in the community about the loss of car parking spaces with council adjusting the plans so that only 27 car spaces will be lost in the upgrade.

The consultation period for the CBD project is open until Friday, February 18.

To lodge a submission, go here.

The federal funding was through the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program.

Trees vs car spaces in Kyogle CBD masterplan

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