Mayoral Minute with Cr Bob Kirk | Art runs to the streets

New public art

STREET ART: Artist Amanda Stuart with her public artwork, Nil Tenure, on the corner of Verner and Auburn Streets. Photo: supplied.

STREET ART: Artist Amanda Stuart with her public artwork, Nil Tenure, on the corner of Verner and Auburn Streets. Photo: supplied.

We have installed our next piece of public art as part of the CBD enhancement project. The work is titled Nil Tenure, by Canberra-based visual artist Amanda Stuart, and is on the corner of Verner and Auburn Street. It encompasses bronze sculptural pieces that explore the positioning of the wild canine.

It’s timely that we have just installed a new public artwork in the CBD, as the CBD Masterplan is on exhibition now. It includes a number of longer term strategies that will shape the Goulburn CBD for the next decade at least. 

You can view the document at the Civic Centre (184 Bourke Street) or online through Your Say Goulburn – our online consultation website. Just google ‘Your Say Goulburn’ and follow the links; you can also leave feedback and ask questions that our staff will answer directly through this website. 

PAC decision

By the time you read this column the Joint Regional Planning Panel will have made a decision on our proposal to turn the McDermott Centre into a spectacular 400-seat Performing Arts Centre, to accommodate theatre, musical and dance productions as well as many other forms of performance.

The JRPP met to consider the proposal in July this year, moving to defer the application pending preparation of further information. The council was asked to prepare a car parking and access management plan addressing the requirements of the PAC, address heritage impacts of the proposal and make provision for the requirements of disabled access.

Staff, in conjunction with consultants, have worked hard to address the concerns of the JRPP, and as I write this prior to Wednesday afternoon’s determination I am quietly confident of a positive outcome. 

Final meeting

Next Tuesday, December 12 will be our final council meeting for the year. We have a packed agenda, with well over 25 items. 

Councillors will be considering the Disability Action Inclusion Plan, a Friendship City Agreement with Kisoro, Uganda, the last tender for Auburn Street paving works, Nadgigomar Bridge design and construction and much more.

The business paper agenda will be available to view on our website from Friday, and is also available to read at 184 Bourke Street, Goulburn.