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Bangalow Weir planting day

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The 'Bangalow Waterfront', looking decidedly less glamorous now that the broken Bangalow Weir has been fenced off by Council. But plans are afoot to revive it. Photo Jeff Dawson
That was then: the ‘Bangalow Waterfront’, before restoration works commenced. Photo Jeff Dawson

Bangalow Weir restoration works are almost complete and residents are encouraged to join an upcoming beautify planting day on Friday November 4 from 8.30am.

Bangalow Parklands member Christobel Munson said the weir has been long awaited by the local community and while the result of the recent work looks fantastic, ‘it does need a little beautification to finish it off.’

An artist's impression of the new-look weir, which is almost complete.
An artist’s impression of the new-look weir, which is almost complete.

‘It’s all hands on the gardening tools and locals are invited to help Bangalow Parklands and staff put in about 800 plants.

‘There is wonderful community pride and satisfaction in helping out with this project and the results will be there for many to enjoy for years to come. It’s a beautiful community location,’ she said.

Please bring a gardening tool and water bottle, wear closed in shoes, water, hat and sun protection.


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