Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council held the first of two community engagement sessions with Wallendbeen residents on Wednesday evening. 26 members of the Wallendbeen community were able to have hands on input and discuss plans and ideas for the King Street revitalisation project, with CGRC staff and representatives from Moir Landscape Architects.
The King Street revitalisation project aims to revitalise the Wallendbeen Heritage Conservation Area. It is the second component of the Strategic Project Grant awarded to CGRC by the Office of Environment and Heritage through the Heritage Near Me funding stream. The first stage has delivered a Heritage Study of Wallendbeen. The final component is the inclusion of six “stories” relating to Wallendbeen to be featured on the Heritage Near Me App.
This first engagement, saw Moir Landscape Architects walk residents through the process of developing a concept, by encouraging residents to reflect on signage and entry statements, mobility around Wallendbeen, future projects such as Silo Art, existing assets such as Barry Grace Oval and Palmer Park and the importance and role that King Street has in bringing this all together.
Attendees were enthusiastic and the informal workshop nature meant that everyone was able to contribute their thoughts. A second session will be held on the 26th June 2019 in the Wallendbeen Memorial Hall which will present the community with various options developed by Moir Landscape Architects to discuss before a draft is presented to Council in late July for exhibition and comment.
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Members of the Wallendbeen community turned out on Wednesday evening to attend a community engagement session with CGRC staff and representatives of Moir Landscape Architects to discuss the King Street revitalisation project.