Excerpt from letter Mark Jarvis (KCCC President) sent to Henk (from the Telstra team) in relation to the Telstra building in Katoomba Street:
" Thanks for making the time to visit Katoomba last week & also meeting with myself.
We are all delighted that you are planning to replace the old barbed wire fencing with a wooden fence, install new gates & clean up the garden.
Marie Wood was particularly thrilled that there is also the chance that the concrete doorway â€œawningsâ€ could be replaced with bullnose awnings, & ramps installed in place of the old stairs.
The Telstra building is situated in a prominent part of the main street of Katoomba & it is greatly appreciated that you are making an effort to improve the â€œlookâ€ of the building & blend in with the streetscape that is currently in place. We are making a concerted effort to improve the look of our town. It has been neglected for far too long.
As discussed, once the new fence is in place I will make contact with the various mural artists around town to install artwork, before the new fence becomes a target for graffiti. Suggestions have also been made that we could place pots & trellises & plant climbing roses, for example. Maybe, the best result is a combination of both. However, we will not proceed with anything before contacting yourself."
Looks like something will finally be done to make this area more attractive - great news!