Painting the town all bright colours
A JOINT project involving Kyogle High School, Kyogle Council, the Kyogle Chamber of Commerce and Essential Energy is beautifying Kyogle and giving young people "ownership” of their town and an improved sense of belonging.
The project is the brainchild of teacher Rebecca O'Meara and involves Kyogle High School students from Years 7-10 painting the power poles from Anzac Park to the high school, starting with the town centre.
A supportive chamber of commerce has provided the paint, while Kyogle Council organised approvals through Essential Energy, which was happy to see the project progress.
The paintings featured on the power poles will reflect the native flora and fauna of the Kyogle area, and Fairymount in particular, with the designs created by Ms O'Meara in collaboration with the students.
"Everyone has worked together to get this project up and going,” she said.
"Doug Allen took the project to the Chamber of Commerce, Kyogle Country Store provided the materials, and Graham Kennett at council organised the approvals.”
Four power poles at the intersection of Summerland Way and Stratheden Street were the first to be adorned with original works of art, with Kyogle Mayor Danielle Mulholland joining the high school students to add a burst of colour to the streetscape.
"It's wonderful to see our young people getting involved in the beautification of the town,” Cr Mulholland said.
"They're having fun and taking pride in their work.”