THE widest main street in NSW is about to be revitalised.
Trundle's main street will receive an uplift after the Parkes Shire Council received a grant from the NSW Goverment through the Your High Street program to the value of $945,000.
The funding will see elements of the recently developed masterplan come to life, including:
- Improvements to pedestrian access and safety
- Tree planting
- A new community hub to provide a gathering spot
- Events space to draw in both the community and passing motorists.
In 2020, the council invited members of the Trundle community, and users of the main street, to meet with them and develop ideas and solutions designed to improve this space to best meet the future needs.
Parkes Shire Deputy Mayor, Cr Barbara Newton, applauded the NSW Government for their significant investment.
"This funding will revitalise the Trundle main street by improving the connectiveness of the CBD, enhancing pedestrian comfort and safety while activating public spaces to encourage the community and visitors alike to gather, meet and connect," she said.
Cr Newton also acknowledged the Trundle community and Sunrise Energy Metals (formerly Clean TeQ) for their support of the project.
"I would also like to thank the Trundle community for their support during the enquiry by design phase for the Trundle main street masterplan.
"This valued input ensures the project delivery will reflect the community's needs and the character of the township they have spent years developing and branding.
"We also acknowledge the funding contribution by Sunrise Energy Metals who, through a Voluntary Planning Agreement (VPA), contributed $100,000 towards the project," Cr Newton said.
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Sunrise Energy Metals Managing Director Mr Sam Riggall was pleased the company could assist with a project that help to improve many aspects of the community.
"We were honoured to support the Trundle community with a VPA for the Trundle main street project which will provide widespread benefits across the community; including businesses, residents and travellers," he said.
The NSW Government's Your High Street program has awarded 19 councils with up to $1 million to help them deliver projects that will transform streetscapes into more liveable, accessible and vibrant public spaces.
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