A chance to consider Bingara’s future, and lend a hand.

March 29, 2011

Two upcoming events will provide opportunities for community members to become more involved in Bingara’s future. The first is on Saturday April 2, with a working bee to take place at the Bingara Riverscape site at the northern end of Maitland Street.

This will mainly involve the planting of additional shrubs and grasses along the restored bank at the eastern end of the site overlooking the Gwydir River – Hall’s Creek junction. The first rows of bottlebrushes and grasses were planted a year ago, and now the next plantings are ready.

GSC staff have sourced the plants and Bingara and District Vision 2020 has met their cost from a grant obtained through the CMA. Volunteers from V2020 invite any community members who would like to help out to come along on Saturday between 11:00 am and 3:00pm to assist. Please bring a fork or spade. Refreshments will be provided.

On Thursday night, April 7 the April General meeting of Vision 2020 will have landscape architect John Mongard as its special guest. John has been commissioned by GSC to produce a Bingara Town Strategy Plan to consider the design of the town for the next twenty years. The draft plan has been produced and John will present his ideas at the meeting.

Members and guests are invited to come along and hear what John is proposing. From street layouts to traffic changes, gardens and housing prospects John’s ideas are certain to get the community thinking and talking.

The meeting will be at the Imperial Hotel Conference Room from 6:30pm. Dinner can be ordered during the meeting for an informal gathering at the conclusion of the meeting at 8:30pm.

Submitted by Rick Hutton – President Ph: 0428 255 380