Hilltops Council is moving forward with spending the $1.1million dollars that was allocated to Murrumboola Creek as part of the Stronger Communities Funding after engaging the services of Sala4D to undertake the development of a precinct plan.
“The former Harden Council has gradually made improvements along the creek and the intention is that this funding builds upon those improvements and makes Murrumburrah a vibrant place for locals to enjoy and for visitors to stop and shop as they pass through on the Burley Griffin Way.”
Sala4D are landscape architects from Orange and their brief was to ensure the precinct plan created a village centre that provided a strong sense of arrival and highlighted the relationships between the existing businesses and major attractions including the Light Horse Memorial, Harden Murrumburrah Museum, The Old Courthouse, The Mill Site including the Federation Star and Bill the Bastard, Roberts Park, Coddington Park and of course Murrumboola Creek.
The overall precinct plan will include the area of Murumburrah bounded by Albury Street (Burley Griffin Way) between Vernon Street and the Murrumboola Creek east of Lyons Street and to the Murrumboola Creek south of Albury Street.
Sala4D will work in partnership with an established community reference group to develop the precinct plan and will facilitate a range of community workshops to be undertaken in the coming months.
“We want people to get out of their cars and experience the wonderful history and shopping Murrumburrah has to offer and this investment in a precinct plan will help to make that possible,” shared Mayor Ingram.