They say first impressions last which is why Griffith's Local Aboriginal Land Council is putting a fresh face on its land.
The work has begun with landscaping which has included fresh turf and trees on the nature strip facing Kooringal Avenue, and planting young trees lining a walkway which connects the avenue and Gunbar Street through Wiradjuri Place.
Griffith Aboriginal Land Council CEO Stephen Young said it was the start of efforts to reconnect with the community.
It's good to put something back into the community and put something back into the earth.Roslyn Simpson
Mr Young said people using the walkway between the streets had already commented on the improvement.
However, the value was in improving the appearance for the land council's tenants and the wider community, and the work was providing valuable paid employment opportunities for the city's Wiradjuri community.
"It's good to put something back into the community and put something back into the earth," Roslyn Simpson said.
Mr Young said it was about representing the organisation, the community and Wiradjuri culture.
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