When the people of Molong look at their town centre they see a strip that is "tired and in need of modernisation".
But when they look into their crystal ball they see a main street that is "sophisticated and stylish".
Canowindra locals, meanwhile, view their town centre as "part of a historic village", and wish to maintain "the nostalgic feeling of the main street".
These key points emerged following consultation and drop-in sessions held in August by urban design companies Sala4D from Orange and King&Campbell from Port Macquarie on behalf of Cabonne Council.
Community members were invited to offer suggestions and shape ideas about creating more attractive and functional spaces.
According to council the "consultation sessions identified the values of the community to ensure the project effectively adds value for the community".
The companies are returning to Molong and Canowindra next week to display their findings and suggestions for revitalised town centres.
Locals will be able to ask questions about the companies' results.
Aside from embracing its historic charms, the people of Canowindra said they wanted to feel "welcome, safe and comfortable" when in and around town.
The papers outlining the suggested changes to achieve these visions will go to the council meeting on October 27.
The plan is to put these papers on public display from October 28.
They will remain on display for 21 days.
The sessions will take place at the following times and locations:
Wednesday October 28 - Molong
Drop-in session at Molong Kiosk (Bank Street, next to SPAR) - 10am-4pm
Evening presentation at Molong RSL - 6pm-7pm (please book in for this session)
Thursday October 29 - Canowindra
Drop-in session at Old Vic Inn - 10am-4pm
Evening presentation at Canowindra Services Club - 6pm-7pm (please book in for this session)
All sessions have a COVID safe plan in place.
To book in for the evening sessions, please contact Cabonne Council's Emma Tadros on 0419 719 632 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Include details of which session you will be attending, and how many people are in your party.
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