Small hall, big project at Tilba

THE Tilba chamber of commerce invited Eurobodalla mayor Lindsay Brown to check out the seven new heritage style bin covers that now have been installed down Bate Street.

He was however quickly redirected down to the back of the small hall where president Peter Lonergan and vice president Phil Elton wanted to show him their new focus – renovations of the heritage structure to install steps and close in the CWA meeting rooms.

Mayor Brown said the bin covers were one of the first community projects he had been involved in since becoming mayor, and the project was a great example of community and council working together.

The $12,000 project had been jointly funded by Eurobodalla Shire Council and the chamber with funds from the Easter festival and other sources.

Moving on to the new project, the chamber is hopeful it can secure a special loan from council to complete the project to renovate and repair the small hall, making it safe with fire exit steps and enclosing the CWA meeting rooms at the back.

It would not be cheap, costing at least double the bin cover project.

Meanwhile in other council works news, workers last week planted 10 coastal banksia trees and other plants in the reserve next to the new Narooma roundabout.

Over the next few months, they will plant 12,000 native shrubs and 90 coastal banksia, brush box, Port Jackson fig and mock olive trees.

The mock olives were grown from cuttings from take from the old tree at the original site of Narooma primary school on the Princes Highway at South Narooma.

They were grown by keen gardener Elle gross and will be planted near the visitors centre, accompanied by historical descriptions to let people know where they’re from.

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