Now that’s moved one step closer with the announcement of a pilot project funded by Tweed Shire Council.
Called Look Up, it will provide small grants to property owners in the Murwillumbah Main Street commercial and conservation area to rejuvenate their buildings without destroying their heritage charm in the process.
As part the pilot project heritage and building industry professionals will help inform property owners about undertaking conservation works.
Council’s Senior Strategic Planner, Robyn Eisermann, said applications can be made for dollar-for-dollar grant funding until July 24.
‘With this assistance, the council aims to improve and invigorate the overall presentation of the commercial precinct, while acknowledging and conserving the significance of the heritage conservation area,’ Ms Eisermann said.
The pilot project is focused on awning maintenance, with an emphasis on pressed-metal lined awnings and highlight windows.
Ms Eisermann said she hoped the pilot project would lead to long-term investment in Murwillumbah into the future.
As part of the project, there will be a Trades Day on Saturday (June 13 from) 1pm–4pm at 43 Wollumbin Street, Murwillumbah.
The session will include presentations by tradespeople, an informative walk around the town and time for property owners to discuss their Look Up proposal directly with tradespeople.
To RSVP for the Trades Day or for more information on how to apply, visit the council’s Look Up page, or contact Council’s Strategic Planning and Urban Design Unit on (02) 6670 2503.
Tweed council’s senior strategic planner Robyn Eisermann, Murwillumbah District Business Chamber president Toni Zuschke and Modern Grocer cafe owner Jo Nimmo at a Look Up media tour in Murwillumbah’s Main Street.