Nowra Alive: The story so far…

Nowra Alive kicked off in September 2014 with the opening of alfresco dining on Berry Street.

Following this, the Egans Lane precinct was reclaimed with a vibrant laneway party in December 2014 to launch Thorough_Fair.

As part of the project, Shoalhaven City Council commissioned world renowned street artist Guido Van Helten to create a large mural at the entrance to the laneway. Van Helten's painting of the late Jeff Carter's famous 'photo of a fisherman at Greenwell Point' truly encapsulates the spirit and history of the area.

The transformation of Egans Lane meeting place into Jellybean Park was also realised in late 2014, with the completion of Stage One works celebrated at the park's official opening in March 2015. This period also saw complimentary streetscape works take place across the city.

The Shoalhaven's first community piano was installed in Thorough_Fair in May 2015 and was given a thorough workout at the 'Telling the Stories of Nowra' art exhibition in June 2015. This exhibition showcased the talents of many local artists and communities and celebrated the diversity of the CBD and the area's many distinctive voices.

This exhibition also introduced Thorough_Fair's freshly installed community book exchange - the Little Free Library.