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Kyogle’s town centre is going to get a $2.048m facelift, local MP Kevin Hogan has announced.

Mr Hogan, the Federal Member for Page, said the works would include landscaping improvements such as street trees and gardens, outdoor kerb side dining areas, new seating, recycling bins, and street furniture.

Federal MP for Page, Kevin Hogan, and Kyogle Mayor Kylie Thomas look at a map of Kyogle. Image supplied

There would also be traffic improvements, including a 40km/h pedestrian area, intersection improvements, cycling lanes and disabled parking spaces.

The developments are set to start from the intersection at Wyangarie Street through to the intersection at Kyogle Road.

‘These upgrades will help to support existing businesses by encouraging the community to shop locally and drawing in more visitors,’ Mr Hogan said.

‘It will also provide spaces that can be utilised for a range of community events and gatherings.

Kyogle Mayor, Kylie Thomas, welcomed the funding and said it will be a ‘great development for the town’.

The consultation period for the project will be open until Friday 18th February 2022.

To lodge a submission, go to: https://www.kyogle.nsw.gov.au/council-engagement/council-business/on-public-exhibition/


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4 COMMENTS

  1. Our local paper says the consultations are continuing, so not sure why Kevin is announcing this, but…recycling bins in town in Kyogle might just drag us into the modern era a bit

    • I’m a bit baffled too. I thought this sort of thing was funded by councils & state governments, not Federal. Think he might be trying to gain some local brownie points before the upcoming federal election. Too little too late, imho.

  2. A Nationals MP, missing in action for years & now desperate to keep his job, announces funding for a regional town just weeks before an election. This scenario is occurring all over the country right now, as incumbent LNP pollies scramble to stave off a landslide election. Whilst funding for Kyogle is welcomed, this has the whiff of pork about it.
    Kyolgle has been hit hard by covid & indeed all across the Northern Rivers, pandemic or no pandemic, people suffer due to an insufficiency of health care services. RATs have been nearly impossible to find, access to vaccines was months behind Sydney, doctor’s appointments booked out for weeks ahead, & testing centers have had irregular opening hours. Add to that the billions wasted on billionaire keeper, the empty supermarket shelves, & the local economy tanking thanks to the LNP’s “let it rip” policy… And yet now we’re expected to forgive & forget cos the town’s getting a bit of a facelift?
    Hard pass. Neither the Nationals nor the Liberals will ever get a vote from anyone in my family ever again, the mishandling of covid has been the straw that broke the camels back for us. This is too little, too late. Instead we will welcome a new Labor government, in the fervent hope that a federal ICAC is established so that future politicians do their jobs honestly & legally, & spend tax dollars when they are needed, & not just as a bribe before elections, no matter what their party.
    I’ll be putting the Nationals and the Liberals where they’ve put the Northern Rivers these last 2 decades: LAST.

  3. It’s simply called “pork barrelling” Shane, when Ballina’s River St. recently received a million dollar plus upgrade the Ballina Council simply announced it free of politics. The main St. of Kyogle may well be in need of an upgrade, but surely the Kyogle Council is capable of announcing it. This is Kevin Hogan’s MO, his National Party is so devoid of progressive policies that Aussies are crying out for, he has to continually fall back on their tried and proven practice of “pork barrelling” in order to retain Regional seats.

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