VI­SION FOR ART SPACE

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DAVADI Street is set to get a whole lot more beau­ti­ful with a ded­i­cated team of vol­un­teers work­ing to re­vive the “unkempt” land.

Art­Works Gran­ite Belt has taken over the old rail­way sta­tion fa­cil­ity, as well as the va­cant land fronting Davadi Street.

The group wants to beau­tify the space and make it more invit­ing for lo­cals and tourists.

“Although the main fo­cus of Art­Works Gran­ite Belt is to pro­vide a venue for arts re­lated ac­tiv­i­ties ac­ces­si­ble to the whole com­mu­nity, in par­tic­u­lar mak­ing ac­cess pos­si­ble for peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties, a sub-com­mit­tee was formed last year to plan a gar­den in what had been a fairly ugly and unkempt va­cant block,” Carol Parkin­son from the sub-com­mit­tee said.

“Such a de­vel­op­ment would be of clear ben­e­fit for the town.”

Well-known land­scape de­signer Caro­line Robin­son gave her time to help pre­pare a plan that has been ap­proved by Queens­land Rail, own­ers of the land.

Some gen­er­ous donors have aided in rais­ing enough funds to do ini­tial prepa­ra­tion. A day will be held on April 12 to do some more work with vol­un­teers be­ing sought. Turn up at 10am to lend a hand.

PHOTO: MATTHEW PUR­CELL

VI­SION: Dean Ford, Carol Parkin­son and Anita Knight look over their grand plans for what to do with va­cant Queens­land Rail land.

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