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Love Rural Wangaratta

The Rural City of Wangaratta recognises the importance of ‘place’ for a community and will focus on strengthening the connection and use people have for the places and spaces they share.

Projectura and Regional Design Service have been engaged to use a placemaking approach to prepare District Plans to test the Baseline Plans and uncover the potential of the rural areas of Wangaratta. The District Plans will identify priorities for the rural Districts of Wangaratta.

During February and March, people who live, work and play in the rural townships of Wangaratta are invited to share in the conversation about their District.

Rural Districts

The five Districts for the Rural Placemaking Project have been established based on a number of factors including geographic proximity, natural community connections, education/employment/service links and shared facilities. The Districts are:
• Northern District
• Ovens Valley District
• Snow Road District
• King Valley District
• Greta Valley District

District Map

Stage one of the Rural Placemaking Project plans will result in the development of five District Plans, which will detail priorities for the area, including projects that will address social, recreational, economic and infrastructure needs.

Baseline Plans

The Baseline Plans have been developed to enable a starting point for a broad community discussion. There is one Baseline Plan for each of the five Districts, and they are based on existing information and priorities for each District. A range of stakeholders and Council officers have contributed their expertise into reviewing each of the projects within the Baseline Plan, resulting in a Priority Project List.

The five District Plans are available below:
• Northern District Baseline Plan
Ovens Valley District Baseline Plan
• Snow Road District Baseline Plan
• King Valley District Baseline Plan
• Greta Valley District Baseline Plan

The five Baseline Plans will be 'tested' with the communities within the district to understand if the Priority Projects meet the expectations of what is important. This will be done through the Placemaking Pop Ups and the Online Survey. The findings from these will be presented and prioritised at the District Events being held during March.


Placemaking Pop Ups

Come and say hi and have your say at the following Pop Ups

Date Venue
Sat 10 Feb at 9am  Whitfield, Whitty Cafe
Sat 10 Feb 1pm  Myrrhee, Myrrhee Hall
Sat 10 Feb 5.30pm  Moyhu, Moyhu Hall
Thu 15 Feb 5.30pm  North Wangaratta, The Vine Hotel
Fri 16 Feb 5.30pm  North Wangaratta, The Vine Hotel
Sat 17 Feb 9am  Milawa, Milawa General Store and Takeaway
Sat 17 Feb 1pm  Whorouly Cafe and P/O
Sat 17 Feb 5.30pm  Lions Park, Glenrowan
Wed 21 Feb 5.30pm  Lions Park, Glenrowan
Thu 22 Feb 5.30pm  Tarrawingee, Plough Inn
Fri 23 Feb 5.30pm  Eldorado, Eldroado Hall
Sat 24 Feb 9am  Oxley, King River Cafe


Online Survey

The Online Survey aims to capture the views of people who are not able to participate in Placemaking Pop Up activities; to understand demographics, test the Baseline Plans, and uncover the potential of each District.

It is important to read the Baseline Plan for your district prior to completing the Online Survey, as some questions directly reference the Baseline Plans. Please access the Online Survey by clicking on the following link

The Online Survey will close on 28 February 2018.


Rural snapshot competition

To enter, simply upload your photo/s to Instagram using the hashtag #loveruralwangaratta and include the District you took the photo in. Or email your photo to Enter as many times as you like.






The Rural Snapshot Competition closes on 28 February 2018. Shortlisted entries displayed at the District Events during early March.

For more information

Call 03 5722 0888



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