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  • Writer's pictureHon Sam Farraway MLC


Miller Street in Gilgandra is set to be revitalised with more than $500,000 in funding from the NSW Government’s Your High Street program to boost local business, support jobs and create a safer and more appealing public space for the local community. The NSW Government’s Your High Street program will provide 19 councils with up to $1 million to help them deliver projects that will permanently transform streetscapes into more liveable, accessible and vibrant public spaces.

NSW Upper House MP, Sam Farraway said that the Mill on Miller street project was important to Gilgandra as it looks at developing and taking advantage of new opportunities being made available thanks to increased investment in the region.

“This funding will link the heart of Gilgandra with the natural beauty of the Castlereagh River, with landscaping, a new stage area for events and activations, improved accessibility, lighting and public art.”

Minister for Planning and Public Spaces Rob Stokes said the program builds on the success of the Streets as Shared Spaces program, which piloted street transformation in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The pandemic has helped shift our perception of streets as more than just places to walk or drive. One year on from the lockdown, Your High Street is the second phase of the program which cements the role of our streets as places for people to gather, socialise, dine and do business,” Mr Stokes said.

“Nineteen councils have been successful in securing funding to transform their high streets, with a total of $8.2 million going to 12 regional councils and $6.9 million awarded to councils in Greater Sydney.”

All 19 projects are expected to be completed within 12 months. Your High Street follows the success of the $15 million Streets as Shared Spaces program launched in 2020.

The Your High Street grant program contributes to the delivery of the Premier’s Priority to increase the proportion of homes in urban areas within a 10-minute walk of quality green, open and public space by 10 per cent by 2023.


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