LEETON'S "Christmas tree" in Chelmsford Place will stay put for at least some time yet.
In February, Leeton Shire Council general manager Jackie Kruger said the tree would be removed in March as part of plans to ready the area for upgrade work.
However, this is still yet to happen as the redevelopment of the area continues to remain at a standstill.
This is despite council saying this work would begin in March this year.
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It means the tree and the area will remain as is for the time being.
Various processes are still being met and gone through before work can start, according to council.
"The Chelmsford Place redevelopment implementation plan is yet to be fully developed, including confirmation of timelines," council's acting group manager of operations Tom Steele said.
The removal of the "Christmas tree" has been a bone of contention for many community members who would like to see it stay, but council has found the tree is no longer viable.
However, council has previously said it is investigating options for a new Christmas tree in the CBD area in time for the festive season this year.
While the timeline of the Chelmsford Place upgrade is still being determined, the work will be done in stages in a bid to make the area more vibrant and a green space for all to use.
Further funding is also being sought for the full project.
With work not yet starting, it does mean the space is free to be used for a variety of activities as part of the upcoming Australian Art Deco Festival Leeton from July 2 to 4.
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