The opportunity for the community to continue to provide ideas as well as feedback on concepts already developed for the revitalisation of the Lithgow town centre kicks off from 27 January 2016.
The public exhibition of the draft CBD Revitalisation Plan will commence from Wednesday January 27 2016 and will run until Friday 12 February 2016. With Lithgow City Council winning grant funding for a $2.899m Lithgow Economic Restructure Project to deliver public domain improvements to Main St including Cook St Plaza, ideas and feedback captured during the forthcoming public exhibition process will be able to be incorporated into final designs.
“Cook St Plaza is the heart and soul of Lithgow town centre but we can make it an ever better place to visit and celebrate with the upgrade being proposed through the revitalisation process. Initial community ideas suggested a dedicated stage area for events, overhead frames to display art work, living green walls to soften the look of the space and extending the paving across Main St to link the space to the Lithgow Railway Station entrance.” said Lithgow City Council Mayor, Councillor Maree Statham.
The community will be able to see the initial concept developed for Cook St Plaza as well as for many other areas of the Lithgow town centre by visiting the Revitalise Lithgow shopfront that will be located at 72 Main St, about midway between Cook St Plaza and the Eskbank St. The space will be open between 10 am and 3 pm for a two week period:
Week 1 – Wednesday 27 January to Friday 29 January 2016
Week 2 – Tuesday 2 February to Friday 5 February 2016
“I am really looking forward to people dropping into the space, having a look at the displays and concepts and providing us with their feedback and further ideas for revitalising Lithgow town centre. The concepts to improve the town’s public domain spaces will complement the other revitalisation initiatives Council has put in place over the last 18 months including shop local campaigns, major street events, façade improvement partnerships and business development training.” said Councils Economic Development Officer, Matt Brewster.
In addition to the Revitalise Lithgow shopfront, copies of the draft CBD Revitalisation Plan will be able to be viewed at Lithgow City Council’s front counter, 180 Mort St as well as the Lithgow Library Learning Centre, 157 Main St Lithgow, Wallerawang Library, Main St Wallerawang and Portland Library, 76 Williwa St Portland.
For more information in regards to the draft CBD Revitalisation Plan contact Councils Economic Development Officer Matt Brewster on (02) 63 54 9999