Goulburn Mulwaree Council will trial innovative and creative projects within the Goulburn CBD, following a successful grant application to the NSW Government Streets as Shared Spaces program. $488,210 has been gained through the program which is 100% funded by the NSW Government.
The project will include shady tree seating at 27 locations in the CBD, as well as installation of parklets and chill out hubs, night time fairy lighting, a pedestrian crossing and further public art and street furniture installations.
Consultation with the Goulburn Chamber of Commerce was undertaken during development of the grant application. Business and community feedback will be part of the process prior and during the activation time.
Mayor Peter Walker said that the funding would allow Council to trial some creative place activation projects.
“Projects like this are just not achievable without grant funding, and this will allow Council to trial some innovative ideas such as a mobile library parklet, and chill out hub with solar charging for IT devices.”
“I am also very excited to see the improved utilisation of the trees we planted in our CBD around four years ago. Part of this funding will go towards 27 seats under these trees, as well as fairy lights which will look spectacular in the evening.”
NSW Minister for Local Government and Member for Goulburn the Honourable Wendy Tuckerman said:
“The project seeks to trial innovative and creative community engagement spaces which will also drive collaborative partnerships, encourage the community to shop locally, create safer walking and cycling spaces and increase the night time economy in the high streets precinct of Goulburn.”
Council expects to commence roll out of installation of these projects in September this year, with the trial to run across spring and summer before being evaluated in February 2023.