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Pat Conaghan MP

Crescent Head’s Rankine Street revitalisation underway

Federal Member for Cowper Pat Conaghan says the redevelopment of Crescent Head’s Rankine Street will enhance the village centre and preserve the coastal charm of the seaside destination.

He said the redevelopment has been made possible through Federal Government funding of about

$800,000 under the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program and a Kempsey Shire Council contribution of $76,000.

“This project brings much more than a cosmetic fix to the shopping area and Kempsey Shire,” he said.

“The Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program helps local councils to create jobs

by delivering priority local road and community infrastructure projects throughout the Cowper

electorate.

“This program is about community-led recovery from COVID-19 by supporting local jobs,

firms and procurement.”

The first stage of the Crescent Head Village Renewal Plan is underway and will see improvements to the streetscape infrastructure between Scott and East Street including the footpaths, ramps, seating and landscaping.

Kempsey Shire Council Mayor, Liz Campbell, said the renewal project delivers a welcomed upgrade of this vital area in Crescent Head, improving not only the aesthetics but the traffic and pedestrian movements around the village centre..

“I would like to thank the federal Government for their support. With fully developed, community accepted plans in place, we can secure the grant funding that enables us to deliver for our communities,” the mayor said

For more information on the Rankine Street upgrade, please visit ksc.pub/rankine-st

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