Com­mit­tee is ‘dys­func­tional’

Wangaratta Chronicle - - 2018 Year In Review -

in­volve­ment in those plans.

“I would have thought we would have been the first body con­sulted.

“I un­der­stand and sup­port the coun­cil’s plan for the fa­cil­ity, and if any­thing, that strength­ens the view that a new model of ground man­age­ment looks the way to go.

“I am hope­ful that by bring­ing the is­sue to a head, it will be dis­cussed in a con­struc­tive man­ner and we can find a new way to move for­ward.”

The city coun­cil is keen to de­velop the show­grounds as the re­gion’s top sports venue, with the aim of win­ning both the Ovens and Mur­ray Foot­ball League grand fi­nal and also AFL pre-sea­son com­pe­ti­tion matches on a reg­u­lar ba­sis.

How­ever, one of the ma­jor is­sues to that for the up­grade to take place, the cy­cle track would have to be re­moved.

This has al­ready prompted a strong re­ac­tion from cy­cle club of­fi­cials and mem­bers, and the coun­cil has agreed to con­sult ex­ten­sively about any planned re­lo­ca­tion prior to fur­ther plan­ning.

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