Painting of Murrumburrah Mills is set to begin | The Young Witness

The Harden fire brigade and NSW RFS rinsed the mills on Sunday morning as a training exercise.  Photo: Fire and Rescue NSW Station 389 Harden

The Harden fire brigade and NSW RFS rinsed the mills on Sunday morning as a training exercise. Photo: Fire and Rescue NSW Station 389 Harden

Painting of the historic Murrumburrah mill will start earlier this week.

After the project was delayed due to COVID-19 restrictions late last year, the green light was given to start.

Harden Murrumburrah Regional Development Corporation [HRDC] Chairman Richard Fleming said that after a turbulent 2020, the project will create a stir in the city and create an additional tourist attraction for the region.

“I’m very excited to announce that the Mills painting will begin earlier this week. After 2020, I think that’s exactly what this community needs,” said Richard Fleming.

“Harden Murrumburrah is currently experiencing an economic boom with increased drive tourism and localized spending. These factors, as well as some large projects such as the Murrumboola Creek rehabilitation that are slated to begin in the first quarter, should continue this positive boom throughout the year.”

The Harden Fire Department and NSW Rural Fire Service staff rinsed the mills on Sunday morning as a training exercise.

Chris Ireland, CEO of HRDC, took the opportunity to thank the people who worked hard behind the scenes to get the project off the ground.

“This is a really exciting project for the community and there are many people to thank. Firstly, Harden Murrumburrah Fire Department and RFS provided the artist with a clean website to work with,” said Chris Ireland.

“Kellie Forsyth and her family, for being so accommodating to the project and providing access to the property through their property, our subcommittee members of Maryanne McKay and Lorraine Brown who worked tirelessly to make sure the milestones were on the right track and finally the property owners Greg Medway and Robyn Cooper, who could not do any of this without their support and consent. “

The project is currently expected to take around four to six weeks depending on the weather.

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