The Nissen hut-style former aircraft hangar building in Bloore Street which Kyogle Council has approved for demolition to make way for a new commercial development.
The Nissen hut-style former aircraft hangar building in Bloore Street which Kyogle Council has approved for demolition to make way for a new commercial development.

Kyogle landmark to be demolished

KYOGLE is set to get a new commercial development after Kyogle Shire Council this weekapproved the demolition of a Nissen hut-design aircraft hangar built in 1958.

The building, located at 33 Bloore Street in Kyogle, was once used by a firm Hasthorpe and Webb to sell agricultural equipment, but has been empty for eight years.

The building, now owned by Tom French, had been identified in a 1996 heritage study.

The applicant, Stephen McElroy, said a final concept plan for the site had not been decided on.

A draft Code of Meeting Practice developed by Kyogle Council staff was met with a coolreception by councillors.

Part of the code sought to place a limit of one public access per person, per year, except where requests were related directly to an item on the agenda.

The code also sought to stop deputations. Currently, members of the community can apply to address council for up to 30 minutes on issues relating to council matters.

“We should work harder to engage the community, not block them out,” Cr Lynette Zito said. Councillors voted to receive the report, and resolved to take it to a workshop.

A Kyogle bypass options assessment report was tabled at Monday’s council meeting.

The report identified three options to bypass Kyogle’s main street.

Option A, estimated to cost $725,000, would see traffic using streets near the swimming pool – Wiangaree and Ettrick streets and Anzac Drive – to bypass the main street.

Option B, costing $4.552 million, would see traffic use the western side of the railway from Highfield Road through the sporting fields to Chauvel and Walters streets, over Fawcetts Creek and on to the Summerland Way next to the showground.

Option C, costing $6.308 million, would see traffic leave the Summerland Way at Omagh Road, connect at Geneva Road, then go through to Saville Street and Wiangaree Back Road and then back on to the Summerland Way.



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