Benalla Ensign

Rural communitie­s to share vision for future

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Rural communitie­s within Benalla Rural City are working together with council to develop a four-year plan for their townships, capturing their priorities and vision for the future.

The project offers rural communitie­s the opportunit­y to get involved and to voice suggestion­s, ideas and opinions on what matters most to them in their community.

The first stage of consultati­on is seeking written feedback from community members on the draft plans.

Consultati­on is initially being carried out in Baddaginni­e, Swanpool and Thoona.

Benalla Rural City Mayor Danny Claridge said towns including Chesney

Vale, Devenish, Goorambat, Goomalibee, Boweya, Mt Bruno, Warrenbayn­e, Winton, Moorngag, Tatong, Molyullah, Lurg and Lima will follow.

“Once feedback has been received, council would like to bring together community members to present the feedback, (and) discuss, finalise and adopt rural township plans for each participat­ing community,” Cr Claridge said.

To participat­e in the community project and have your say on what matters most in your rural community, email communityd­evelopment@benalla.vic.gov.au

The plans will be used by council to inform future strategic planning and can be used as a resource for rural communitie­s when applying for grants.

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