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Walking and Cycling Strategy

The Rural City of Wangaratta's Draft Walking and Cycling Strategy is currently on public exhibition.

It has been developed with the aim to increase the number of people walking and cycling in the Rural City of Wangaratta.

Two cyclists on swing bridge in Wangaratta

How do I get involved?

The Draft Strategy can be downloaded below. Written submissions will be received by Council until 11 February 2020.

How do I make a submission?

By Email: council@wangaratta.vic.gov.au. Please include “The title of the proposal or document” in the subject line.

By Mail: PO Box 238, Wangaratta VIC 3676. Please include “The title of the proposal or document” as the reference.

In Person: You may submit your written submission to Customer Services, Wangaratta Government Centre – Corner Ford and Ovens Street, Wangaratta. Please include “The title of the proposal or document” as the reference to your submission.

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Following extensive community consultation Council has decided to place the draft Walking and Cycling Strategy on public exhibition.

Why is Council doing this?

There are considerable benefits of walking and cycling. These include the personal benefits of physical exercise and the mental health benefits of being outdoors. Walking and cycling are very affordable ways to travel and stay fit, to socialise and reduce stress and see the outdoors.

More people walking and cycling in the Rural City of Wangaratta will mean better health outcomes for the community, less traffic congestion and demand for parking, quieter, cleaner and a greener environment. More visitors walking and cycling in Wangaratta will also mean more economic benefits for the municipality.

The strategy will guide Council's planning and management priorities over the next 10 years, determine how Wangaratta could be more pedestrian and bicycle friendly as well as guide funding decisions, including projects that should seek external funding.

Ways to get involved

Now is the time to review the Draft Strategy and make a comment. Details on how to do this are listed above. For more information please feel free to contact our staff.  

Contact: Monique Hillenaar | Projects & Recreation Officer | 5722 0824 | Monique.hillenaar@wangaratta.vic.gov.au

 

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