Lennox Village plans
Lennox Village plans

What should Lennox Head look like in the future?

BALLINA Shire Council has approved a $6 million makeover for Lennox Head.

The vision is to create better amenity for pedestrians, more green open spaces, more shade and a social hub for families.

Council has engaged with more than 1900 people in the consultation process so far, helping staff to hatch a plan.

The plans are due to go on public exhibition from June 12 until July 10 for community input.

After the public exhibition period, community feedback will go back before the council in August for consideration and adoption.

The work is budgeted to be completed over two years, starting before April 2021.

Council is hoping to obtain some grant funding for the village renewal, considering state and federal governments are looking for ways to support the tourism sector.

"The state should be chipping in, they have talked about pushing tourism funding and this is the perfect plan," Cr Keith Williams said in a council meeting on Thursday.

Mayor David Wright praised staff involved in the project and said local businesses stood to benefit significantly.

"It's the best stimulus package the businesses could have," he said.