Mayoral Minute with Cr Bob Kirk | CBD enhancement program and master plan

CBD Enhancement project

As part of the hugely successful CBD enhancement project, the southern block of Auburn Street, between Clinton and Verner Street, will be paved in the coming weeks.

The works have significantly improved the look and feel of Goulburn’s CBD, with street trees, greenery and public art also included within the program. 

Works are scheduled to commence next Monday, February 19 on the eastern side of Auburn Street near Elders Real Estate. The project will begin with excavation of the existing footpath and a concrete slab for the foundation, before pavers are laid. 

Pedestrian access to shops will be maintained at all times, and the majority of work will be undertaken between 6pm and 6am on weeknights.

Goulburn Mulwaree Council is also currently exhibiting the draft CBD Master Plan which has been prepared to guide CBD improvements over the next 15-20 years. The plan outlines a number of different ideas including further activation of laneways, additional outdoor dining spaces and a signage strategy.

Council is calling for submissions and input from the community on the draft master plan. Community members are encouraged to visit and the plan is also available to view in the Civic Centre (184 Bourke Street, Goulburn). 

Renewal of St Clair

Conservation works to protect the future of the St Clair Villa have moved forward, as development approval has been granted subject to a number of conditions.

PRIDE OF THE CITY: The St Clair Villa Museum is an icon of Goulburn, and will be undergoing restoration.

PRIDE OF THE CITY: The St Clair Villa Museum is an icon of Goulburn, and will be undergoing restoration.

The St Clair Villa Museum is an icon of Goulburn, and is actually of state significance. I’m glad that we are moving forward towards the physical works following completion of the Conservation Management Plan.

We must now address the terms of approval from the Office of Environment and Heritage, including requirements related to possible archaeological material which may be found on site and access to and throughout the site.

$500,000 has been allocated in the 2017/18 budget for the extensive restoration works which will bring the villa back to life. St Clair Villa is currently closed to the public, and will re-open following completion of the works. 

Rail Trail meeting reminder

A quick reminder about the meeting regarding the Goulburn Crookwell rail corridor being held by the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet next Monday, February 19.  

The meeting is being held to discuss the proposed closure of the rail corridor to facilitate possible future development of a rail trail. It is open to the community with anyone who would like to have their say encouraged to attend the meeting which will be held at the Goulburn Workers Club from 4-7pm. 

Community members are asked to RSVP via email to or over the phone to 02 9228 5188.


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