The blitz-style make-over of the Tuncurry CBD has been described as one of the most exciting projects in recent memory.
Since the start of the year business owners and community members have been meeting monthly discussing their plans for a brighter and more prosperous Tuncurry.
With support from local business operators, MidCoast Council, Forster Tuncurry Business Chamber and individuals, a four block section of the main thoroughfare will undergo a massive revamp in late June.
Tully's Newsagency Tuncurry co-owner, Tracey Tull was not only buoyed by the project but the obvious enthusiasm and positivity of a revitalised town centre from the business community.
"The shops are getting together and sharing ideas," Mrs Tull said.
The more people and businesses we have the more we get done in the seven days.Dennis Christensen
"I like to see the community spirit; people are talking to one another," she said.
"We forget to do that sometimes."
Mrs Tull believed an attractive environment would encourage people to stop and explore the area.
"An area that is nice and clean is inviting. With an inviting community comes more business."
And, she believed this also equated to happiness and good mental health outcomes.
"We are so busy working our businesses we forget to open up conversations.
The make-over blitz will begin in late May with an information night and an insight into how the project will be put together before another session to generate ideas and planning on June 22.
The heavy lifting and real work on the seven-day project begins on June 24.
MidCoast Council business liaison officer, Dennis Christensen is encouraging as many individuals and business to come on-board and lend a hand.
"The more people and businesses we have the more we get done in the seven days," Mr Christensen said.
Mr Christensen said while Creative Communities International was lending its support, the main drivers were the community.
"This is about community; it is a community thing and the community will decide on what will happen.
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"And, this is all about Tuncurry; this is about creating those linger notes."
Tuncurry Post Office co-owner, Warwick Thompson said the plan to re-invent and reinvigorate the CBD was absolutely fabulous.
"It will make Tuncurry more exciting and hopefully, attract more people into the town centre," Mr Thompson said.
He said there was nothing to capture the attention of passing traffic and entice people to stop and explore at the moment.
Mr Thompson envisaged what he described as quirky little things, would capture the public's attention and interest.
The long-time resident and second generation owner of the post office, Mr Thompson described Tuncurry as a great place; a great place to live and to raise a family, a place with great country values.
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