31 August 2020

Crookwell, Taralga and Laggan streets to be revamped

| Hannah Sparks
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The upgrades will include new art installations, street furniture, planter boxes, trees and temporary cafes. Photo: Cess Idul.

A $215,000 NSW Government grant will go towards upgrading the streets and public spaces in Crookwell, Taralga and Laggan.

The upgrades will include new art installations, street furniture, planter boxes, trees and temporary cafes.

Upper Lachlan Shire Mayor John Stafford said the funding would improve the overall attractiveness and livability of the town and villages.

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Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman said the funding from the Streets as Shared Spaces program would provide more public space for the community to relax and exercise in.

“The Streets as Shared Spaces program is part of the NSW Government’s efforts to encourage new and improved pedestrian and active transport links that facilitate social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic,” Mrs Tuckerman said.

“Not only will these projects improve how we use our public spaces, but they will also create employment opportunities and make our streets more attractive and welcoming for people.”

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More than 145 applications from 99 councils have been lodged with the program.

“Whether it is new cycle lanes, pedestrian-only streets or wider footpaths, we’re working with councils and communities to fund projects that can make life better for everyone – both now and into the future,” Planning and Public Spaces Minister Rob Stokes said.

“The successful projects demonstrate how innovative thinking can transform under-utilised space into accessible public spaces for our communities to enjoy.”

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