Halls Gap up for dis­cus­sion

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Halls Gap res­i­dents and vis­i­tors have an op­por­tu­nity to par­tic­i­pate in a plan to trans­form Halls Gap into a world­class tourism hotspot.

Coun­cil’s Halls Gap Ac­tion Plan is now on pub­lic dis­play at Halls Gap Com­mu­nity Hub, along with in­for­ma­tion on key projects and ideas to take ad­van­tage of pro­jected growth within the town’s vil­lage cen­tre fol­low­ing the open­ing of the Grampians Peaks Trail in 2019.

The ac­tion plan in­cludes in­tro­duc­ing pedes­trian cross­ings, re­solv­ing car park­ing and im­prov­ing ac­cess to key parcels of land.

The plan will help North­ern Grampians Shire Coun­cil lead­ers de­cide where to in­vest money in the vil­lage cen­tre to help trans­form the town to a ma­jor tourist des­ti­na­tion. The peaks trail is set to fur­ther ex­pand the re­gion’s al­ready-boom­ing tourism.

The coun­cil is call­ing for com­mu­nity feed­back to help cap­i­talise on the pro­jected in­flux of vis­i­tors.

Coun­cil’s eco­nomic growth man­ager Jus­tine Kin­gan will work out of the hub for the rest of the month to help peo­ple who want to learn more about the project.

Peo­ple can also use a text hot­line – 0459 022 255 – to pro­vide feed­back to the coun­cil or use the coun­cil’s new on­line com­mu­nity con­sul­ta­tion por­tal, www.ng­shire.vic.gov.au/ En­gag­ing.

North­ern Grampians Shire south­ward coun­cil­lor Ja­son Hose­mans said com­mu­nity feed­back was vi­tal to the plan’s suc­cess and im­ple­men­ta­tion.

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