Plan­ning to re­vive Sey­mour

Seymour Telegraph - - FRONT PAGE -

While Mitchell Shire has not com­mented di­rectly on the mega hub pro­posal, it has launched ex­pres­sions of in­ter­est for the Sey­mour re­vi­tal­i­sa­tion com­mu­nity work­ing group.

This com­mu­nity work­ing group will be ex­pected to pro­vide di­rect in­put into the de­vel­op­ment of a busi­ness case which will seek to de­liver fu­ture gov­ern­ment in­vest­ment in Sey­mour.

The Sey­mour re­vi­tal­i­sa­tion project is an im­por­tant part­ner­ship project to bring State Gov­ern­ment de­part­ments to­gether with coun­cil and the com­mu­nity to achieve:

■ The de­vel­op­ment of a busi­ness case for fu­ture in­vest­ment in Sey­mour (be­ing led by Depart­ment of En­vi­ron­ment, Land, Wa­ter and Plan­ning).

■ Im­por­tant im­prove­ments to Chittick Park, Goul­burn Park and Kings Park.

■ The next stage of a fea­si­bil­ity as­sess­ment for link­ing Sey­mour to the Great Vic­to­rian Rail Trail at Tal­la­rook.

■ The Get­ting Sey­mour Busi­ness Back on Track event (be­ing led by Sey­mour Rail­way Her­itage Cen­tre).

The com­mu­nity work­ing group will fo­cus on in­putting into the busi­ness case for fu­ture gov­ern­ment in­vest­ment, as well as help­ing to com­mu­ni­cate with mem­bers of the broader com­mu­nity.

Coun­cil is invit­ing nom­i­na­tions from all com­mu­nity mem­bers.

It is an­tic­i­pated there will be up to five meet­ings and some site vis­its with the first meet­ing to be held in Fe­bru­ary and the fi­nal one in Novem­ber.

A coun­cil spokes­woman said they were look­ing for a mix of peo­ple who have an in­ter­est in any of the fol­low­ing ar­eas:

■ Sport, recre­ation and open space;

■ Trans­port;

■ nat­u­ral en­vi­ron­ment and her­itage;

■ Busi­ness, com­merce and in­dus­try;

■ Com­mu­nity and health;

■ Ed­u­ca­tion; and

■ Tourism.

Ap­pli­ca­tions close at 9 am on Jan­uary 18. For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Amy Reynolds in the coun­cil’s eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment team, email [email protected]­ or phone 5734 6200.

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