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Council has endorsed plans to spend $737,190 on rural communities in the 2018/19 financial year.

The Rural Placemaking Project has run over the past six months, with extensive consultation held across five “districts” identified as part of the project – Greta Valley, King Valley, Northern District, Ovens Valley, and Snow Road.

In total, some 753 people participated in the Rural Placemaking Project, which involved two rounds of engagement

Five district plans have been endorsed by Council, as well as a Year One Priority Projects to be spread across the districts.

Projects to take place in year one vary from upgrades to Peechelba walking track, public toilets at Springhurst, seating at Mt Glenrowan,  developing a rural signage plan and supporting he community on a raft of projects.

Mayor Ken Clarke OAM said the Rural Placemaking project was being driven by Councillors to ensure Council provided the support Wangaratta’s rural communities need.

“I’d like to thank the community for getting involved in this process and making sure their voices were heard,” he said.

“We now have a long list of projects to be delivered in year one, and comprehensive plans in place to support rural districts for years to come.

“Now it’s up to Council to get on with the job and start delivering these projects.”

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