Business group meets July 16

The future of Gaskill Street will be on the agenda at this week's Business Chamber meeting. Photo by Federation Fotos.
The future of Gaskill Street will be on the agenda at this week's Business Chamber meeting. Photo by Federation Fotos.

The Canowindra Business Chamber will meet this week to discuss a change in its leadership as well as address the Gaskill Street precinct issues paper.

The meeting will be held on Thursday evening, July 16 at the Canowindra Services Club from 5.30pm.

Input from the Canowindra community is an essential part of the process which has a deadline for comments of July 24.

"Comments must be into council by 24th July to ensure we have the best chance of gaining grants," the Chamber said.

"This is in addition to but complimentary to the overall village Master Plan."

The finalised Canowindra Mainstreet Precinct Plan will be the primary guiding document to program Council's own work to upgrade the centre.

According to the issues paper, following its exhibition, it is intended to run a number of workshops to explore ideas and urban design concepts that may assist the aims and objectives of the Canowindra Mainstreet Precinct Plan.

At the core of the Canowindra Mainstreet Precinct Plan will be a series of Enquiry-byDesign Workshops.

These community workshops will be assisted by an urban designer to explore ideas and options that could make the town centre even more vibrant and appealing.

The main aims of the Enquiry-by-Design Workshops are:

* Raise awareness of the principles of best practice urban design.

* Explore and demonstrate how urban design techniques can be applied in the Canowindra context.

* Explore and develop ideas, solutions and outcomes to redesign public spaces.

The new Precinct Plan will document the main tasks that Council proposes to undertaken in the Precinct. and may also include projects proposed to be undertaken by other groups.

Hard copies of the full discussion paper are available at the HACC /Library.