Monday, June 24, 2024

Goulburn flying high with CBD makeover

Goulburn is flying high following the installation of new flag display poles this week as part of the city’s ongoing CBD enhancement project.

Eight flag poles have been erected in Auburn Street, with a further thirty two to be installed in the next two months.

“The first flags being flown are branded with our Goulburn Australia theme, and welcome everyone to the CBD and City,” said Goulburn Mulwaree Council Mayor, Bob Kirk.

“We are also excited to build up a bank of flags for yearly events like Pictures & Popcorn as well as holidays such as Christmas. The banner poles can also be used for facilities such as the Goulburn Performing Arts Centre, and will be a great addition to our methods in promotion of all the great things that occur around the region,” he said.

“The installation of the banner poles is expected to be complete in September, just in time for a glorious spring. By then we hope that COVID-19 restrictions may be easing, and we will be able to plan and promote a calendar of events towards the end of 2021.”

Council began the CBD enhancement project five years ago with the installation of new paving, greenery and artworks. In the last financial year, new median strips have been completed with trees planted and artificial turf laid to revitalise the area.

Negotiations are also ongoing between Council and Transport for NSW regarding a road ownership swap between Auburn Street and Sloane Street, in an effort to divert heavy vehicle traffic out of the CBD.

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