WHILE Ballina Shire Council continues to work on plans for the possible development of the Wigmore Arcade, local artists are getting behind the push to help revitalise the CBD.

ENVIRONMENTAL MESSAGE: Ballina author/illustrator Kim Michelle Toft with her latest book which deals with climate change. Photo Graham Broadhead / Ballina Shire Advocate
ENVIRONMENTAL MESSAGE: Ballina author/illustrator Kim Michelle Toft with her latest book which deals with climate change. Photo Graham Broadhead / Ballina Shire Advocate Graham Broadhead

Kim Toft and Jacqueline King have set up a pop-up gallery in one of the arcade's empty shops.

The women said they were unsure how long they would be able to stay there, but they are hoping for tenure of about three months.

Meanwhile tenants remain uncertain about their future in Wigmore Arcade.

Leases for all shops expire in December, and from there the council will only offer month-by-month leases until the future of the arcade is decided.

Some tenants have decided to move their business, including Ace Photoshop, which has relocated to the Riverwalk Arcade across the road.

Frangipani Lifestyle will be the next to follow suit, moving across the road to a River St shop in the near future.



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