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Rural City of Wangaratta Feels Like Home

A new vision has been unveiled for the Rural City of Wangaratta.

“Feels Like Home” replaces Council’s former vision “the Ultimate in Liveability”.

The vision underpins the Draft Budget 2018/19 and Draft Council Plan revision currently on public exhibition.

Mayor Ken Clarke OAM said ‘Feels Like Home’ is an inclusive vision that sets goals for where the Rural City of Wangaratta aspires to be like in 10 years’ time.

“I encourage people to read the vision as well as the Draft Budget and Draft Council Plan Revision,” he said.

“These are the major documents that guide Council decision-making and spending.”

Highlights of the Draft Budget include a $34m capital works program, with $9.17m to be spent on roads, including $1.4m on gravel road re-sheeting.

“Councillors have pushed for the re-sheeting spending to be increased in 2018/19 because we know this is an area that will make a big difference to our rural communities,” Cr Clarke said.

“The Draft Budget also includes $627,000 for Rural Community Planning,” he said.

“This spending will be informed by the extensive consultation held across rural districts this year.”

Major projects have been carried over from the 2017/18 Budget, including the building of an outdoor 50m pool and indoor Hydrotherapy pool, the Organics Processing Plant and Cruse Street extension.

Cr Clarke encouraged people to read the Draft Budget and Council plan revision, with both on public exhibition until Wednesday 6 June 2018.

Pop up consultation sessions for both documents will be held:

  • Thursday 10 May, 11.30am – 2pm. Between Intermezzo and Wangaratta Art Gallery
  • Saturday, 12 May, 9am-11am. Vintage Cafe Glenrowan
  • Thursday 17 May, 8.30am – 11am. Women in Leadership Breakfast
  • Friday 18 May, 3pm – 5.30pm. Springhurst Community Hall
  • Saturday 19 May, 8.30am – 12 noon. Moyhu Farmers Market
  • Thursday 24 May, 9.30am – 11.30am. Wangaratta Saleyards



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