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Funds available for Gunnedah’s Vibrant Precincts Project

Gunnedah Shire Council has received funding from the Department of Industry to bring vibrancy to Gunnedah’s CBD through the Future Towns Project.

Gunnedah Shire Council is calling on the Gunnedah community to collaborate in projects of activation and street art and murals to bring vibrancy, action and creativity into Gunnedah’s CBD.

The Vibrant Precincts Project aims to foster connections, which strengthen cultural identity, and connection to place, in order to create a positive and prosperous community, and increase the economic success of Gunnedah.

Gunnedah Shire Council’s Arts and Cultural Officer Lauren Mackley said in May 2017, Council and People, Place and Partnerships held workshops and delivered consultation with the Gunnedah community sharing ideas of site activation.

“Throughout our consultations with Gunnedah’s local businesses and community groups some wonderful ideas were put forward and this subsidy will enable opportunities to build strong partnerships within our community and see some of these ideas become a reality,” Ms Mackley said.

More than $10,000 has been allocated to the two projects - Community CBD Activation Project and Street Art/Mural Project.

The Street Art/ Murals Project was allocated $6000 with murals to be delivered in three proposed sites within the Gunnedah CBD, including the Gunnedah Cultural Precinct Building and the alleyway joining Conadilly Street and Little Conadilly Street.

Council has allocated $4500 to the Community CBD Activation Project, offering nine $500 subsidies to community groups, arts and crafts groups, sporting groups and local businesses to collaborate and deliver projects within the CBD that will increase foot traffic and allow people to explore the CBD.

Applications open Wednesday 12 July, 2017.

Forms are available on below or at the Gunnedah Shire Council Office, 63 Elgin Street Gunnedah and Gunnedah Visitor information Centre, 81 Chandos Street, Gunnedah. All Applications must be submitted to by 5:00pm on Monday 31 July, 2017.

All submissions will be considered and selected by a panel. Successful applicants will be notified on Thursday 3 August, 2017. All projects must be delivered and completed by Wednesday 30 August, 2017.

For more information please contact Gunnedah Shire Council’s Arts and Cultural Officer, Lauren Mackley on (02) 6740 2100 or email 


Media Contact: Ashley Gardner 6740 2100.