The historic Dog on the Tuckerbox site has been closed for major works, but will reopen on Saturday, August 10.
Cootamundra Gundagai Regional Council (CGRC) says it is working quickly to refurbish the public toilet and the cafe/souvenir shop, and during this period a lolly shop will be created in the old service station site.
Signage, landscaping and lighting will be improved, and security cameras will be installed.
The wishing well, where the much-loved dog stood guard, will also be upgraded.
As reported by the Cootamundra Herald last Friday, the Dog is being repaired after being vandalised on Saturday July 27.
Its damaged ear was reinstated and the statue is also having its outer surface improved.
CGRC mayor Abb McAlister said plans to refurbish the area had been in the pipeline for a while, and were scheduled to commence last week.
"Whilst the vandalism of our little mate, The Dog, has put the spotlight on the site recently, the area will be transformed," he said.
The bronze dog on the tuckerbox has been sitting obediently for more than 80 years as tourists visit the Australian icon.
He was famously stolen in 1981 by a group of Canberra university students as part of a prank.
"The dog was well looked after and then handed into Collingullie Police Station, but this was nothing like that," the site's leasholder Denny Allnutt said.
"I'm absolutely gutted and really devastated; it's so tragic to see the dog being the target of such a nasty sense of vandalism," she said.
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