The Trundle Main Street has iconic status and will soon look even better thanks to a grant of almost $1 million dollars.
Parkes Shire Council secured $945,400 from the NSW Government through the Your High Street program to revitalise NSW’s widest main street.
The funding will see elements of the recently developed masterplan come to life including improvements to pedestrian access and safety, tree planting and a new community hub to provide a gathering spot and events space.
Council invited members of the Trundle community and users of the main street to meet with the Council project team last year to develop ideas and solutions to improve this space. 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.”
“I would also like to thank the Trundle community for their support during the enquiry by design phase for the masterplan. This valued input ensures the project delivery will reflect the community’s needs and character of the township they have spent years developing and branding.”
Sunrise Energy Metals (formerly Clean TeQ) contributed $100,000 towards the project through a Voluntary Planning Agreement (VPA). Sunrise Energy Metals Managing Director Sam Riggall said: “We were honoured to support the Trundle community with a VPA, which will provide widespread benefits across the community including businesses, residents and travellers.”
The NSW Government’s Your High Street program has awarded 19 councils with up to $1 million to help them deliver projects that will permanently transform streetscapes into more liveable, accessible and vibrant public spaces.