Gunning News | Have your say on a new look for our villages

Have your say on Shire’s streetscapes

Gunning and district residents are encouraged to have their say on the ULSC Streetscape Themes Guide for the shire’s towns and villages. 

The guide was developed by Fresh Landscape Design, following consultation with residents and stakeholders via community meetings, a community survey and the Our Towns – Schools’ Ideas Competition. 

STREETSCAPE: The main street of Gunning as it is now - what do you think it should look like in the future? Photo: supplied.

STREETSCAPE: The main street of Gunning as it is now - what do you think it should look like in the future? Photo: supplied.

Upper Lachlan Shire Council’s General Manager John Bell said the Guide will direct future improvements to the town centres of Crookwell, Gunning, Taralga, Bigga, Binda, Collector, Laggan, Dalton, Grabben Gullen, Tuena, Jerrawa and Breadalbane. 

“The ULSC Streetscape Themes Guide includes landscape design principles, which will be used to create greater cohesion throughout the Shire, while allowing the towns and villages to retain their unique charm,” Mr Bell said. 

“It will guide the future look and feel of our towns and villages, so it is essential that we get it right.

“I’d encourage everyone with an interest in this project to make a submission by Monday, February 26.”

Submissions can be made in writing to: JK Bell, General Manager, PO Box 42, Gunning NSW 2581 or council@upperlachlan.nsw.gov.au.

The ULSC Streetscape Themes Guide is available to view on Council’s website (www.upperlachlan.nsw.gov.au/council/other-public-documents), at Council’s offices in Crookwell, Gunning and Taralga, and at Crookwell and Gunning Libraries.

The ULSC Streetscape Improvements - Community Engagement Report is also available to view on Council’s website: just go to www.upperlachlan.nsw.gov.au/council/other-public-documents.

For further information, please contact Council’s Works and Operations Department on 4830 1000.

It’s a Harley Halleluiah

I couldn’t help but notice a very different pair of motorbikes glinting in the sun outside the Old Hume Café.

One was a gleaming Harley that was immaculate and very much loved beside an aging well used Moto-Guzzi.

My curiosity got the better of me and I sought out the riders enjoying a coffee inside.

MOTORCYCLE MINISTERS: Pastors Wayne Lyons and Andrew Laird enjoying a country ride.

MOTORCYCLE MINISTERS: Pastors Wayne Lyons and Andrew Laird enjoying a country ride.

We got talking about how they like to come out to Gunning for a bit of half-day R&R.

They said it was a nice ride for an hour followed by some breakfast, coffee and relaxation with a comfortable ride back to Queanbeyan with many alternate routes to keep the rides interesting.

It was not really till they were leaving, that I discovered they were both pastors. I would never have thought that by appearances.

Keeping Back to School Safe

With Gunning Public School enrollment close to 100 thanks to great teaching, there is a need to be safe around the school on Yass Street.

While school zone warning signs indicate when most school children will be entering and exiting the school, there is a wider time scale to be safe.

‘Paradise for Kids’ before and after school care operates from 7-9 am and 3-6 pm on school days along with Gunning and Yass-bound high school students leaving by bus from this same section of Yass Street from 7.30am and returning till 4.30pm.

So, please slow in both directions and be mindful of these extended times whether driving locally or passing through.

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