This is a place for community members to provide valuable input into plans that will help shape a better Rural City of Wangaratta for everyone.
Our Road Map – Council Plan 2017-2021
Our Road Map is the document that guides Council spending and priorities. We want this Council’s plan to be driven by the community, which is why we are asking you:
What is the change you want to make for you, for your family, for your community?
Tell us below by clicking the 'submit your idea' button. You can also vote for ideas by pressing the 'vote' button. All registered users have 7 votes to put towards the ideas they support. To submit an idea, we will ask you to provide an email, postcode and your gender so we can ensure community participation is as representative as possible and to inform you about future steps in this process. This data is not shared with third parties.
Following the first round of consultation in February, Council will then hold a second round of consultation in April, before developing a draft plan for review.
OTHER WAYS TO HAVE YOUR SAY:
- Prefer to talk in person? Come along to the Wangaratta Library between 15 February - 15 March to tell us what change you would like to see for you , your family and your community.
- Email your idea to: email@example.com
Responding to your ideas
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It... Provide a connecting cycling/walking path from the Bike Hub to the Merriwa Park levee bank path, via... Re=route vehicular traffic from Roger St and Graham Ave. These streets have become a 'speedway... Upgrade and make safer crossings of the current 12km cycling, walking and running loop of Wangaratta... Urgently need to develop a Cycling Strategy Plan for all locations in the RCW. Last one done in 1999... House numbers to be painted on kerbs as so many households do not have clear signage. Impacts on Mea... If there are any plans to install pedestrian crossings within the CBD, PLEASE don't make the sam... Get involved with the Campervan Motorhome Club of Australia Ltd (CMCA to bring more tourism to the n... Firstly, I would like to see our Council becoming involved with the Campervan Motorhome Club of Aust... Spraying of all rural road edges as the very good program of spraying the sealed roads have achieve... Planning support for different models of housing options in CBD area - eg co housing. On days of high heat and bushfire alert the Wangaratta Library be open 24/7 as a community resource/... Endorse RCOW as a welcoming place for asylum seekers and refugees (as per recent Mansfield Shire d... Advocacy and support for renewable energy. Advocacy and support for appropriate NBN services. Advocacy and support for improved train services. Advocacy and support for lifelong learning in a range of settings that are accessible and relevant f... Prioritising the employment of Economic Development staff at RCOW - who is working on the major proj... "A long term vision for Wangaratta to enable our community to prosper and grow in a sustainable mann... Foot paths along tone road between the chemist warehouse and Sisley avenue so that the local childre... I think council should be greening our streetscapes to reduce heat trapping in our urban environment... I think that home help and similar council services should be available to all who are in need, not ... Apply for Roads to Recovery Funding to continue the bitumen sealing of Oxley-Meadow Creek Road in Ox... To Whom it May Concern,
Thank you for giving us the opportunity to submit our id... Move the tourist information Centre to the Swan street swimming pool precinct. Rubbish tins and dog poo bags along walking and cycling paths. There would be a lot less dog mess le... More seating along walking and cycling paths. Not everybody can walk long distances without a rest i... More picnic areas and masses more shade at the splash park, what's there is NO where near adequate. An off lead fenced dog park, with rubbish tins, poo bags and agility obstacles would be great. As a working person in Wangaratta who uses all day car parking at Sydney Beach, I would like to see ... More Rubbish tins along walking and cycling paths with POO bags to help keep these areas clean pleas... FREE camping/ caravan areas with dump points. Caravaners bring money to the town the longer they s... I was dismayed that a Council that values consultation and transparency was readily able to admit th... To continue the rail trail from Oxley to Moyhu as Stage 1 then then up to Cheshunt Stage 2 The King Valley is a popular destination, but getting there is terrible. People with nice cars do no... I live out at Greta and would love to see the function area of the sports complex upgraded. Currentl... Hi , as expected there has been some negative comments about the proposal to convert Mahoneys place ... Please may we finally look after pedestrians within our city precinct?
We need pedestrian priority ... As a Parkinson's sufferer who needs (and loves) to walk the many walking tracks throughout Wanga... Change the access to the multi storey carpark so that it is more accessible, surely losing a few par... Another river crossing to get traffic around the CBD, it can be a nightmare to get through town at c... More promotion of Indigenous history & culture to bring another avenue of Tourism. Indigenous touris... "All councils of recent times have been CBD centric and have paid scant attention to the most pressi... In addition to continuous footpaths in better condition, what about some zebra crossings where cars ... The Council should prioritise the continuity and constant improvement of our library services. The l... We are already feeling the devastating effects of climate change in our region. Things are only goi... "Create a local law to prohibit transports, v-doubles, stock trucks from using Parfitt Road, Murphy ... I have heard that many years ago council proposed making Wangaratta Common Nature Conservation Reser... Save the Olympic Pool, open it for longer hours and have better pricing. Also remove the dangerous n... Keep HACC services with the council, it provides jobs for locals and provides a fantastic service fo... I would like to see the council develop a long term plan to remove car traffic from central Wangarat... An environmentally focussed city achieved by making it bike friendly, a programming of greening the ... I would like to see the white lines on roads etc properly kept up to date. This has been allowed to ... I think the coucil should put in more footpaths, enough so in each residential street there is at le... get rid of parking meters ,would make the town more shopper friendly,money saved on maintaining devi... We have a fantastic bike track in Wangaratta which can pretty much take you from one side to the sid... I would dearly love to be able to walk down a street, without having to cross the road, to find a c... A roundabout at the intersection of Williams Road and Phillipson Street to relieve traffic congestio... 2 lanes able to turn right into Cranbourne road from Lee street Around 10 - 15 years ago there was talk regarding removing the bike track from around the oval at th... 40 k speed limit throughout the CBD of Wangaratta. This is already in force in a green Street in fro... My suggestion is for council to formally express it's support for marriage equality on Australia... "Roadmap for Wangaratta in general but especially the children. Make the Swan Street Olympic pool an... COMPOSTING & RECYCLING
RCoW Policy is Rural households do not receive the green organics bin bec... Develop the Ovens river at Sydney beach to create a family friendly and safe swimming area. Facilit...
6 months ago
The Council should prioritise the continuity and constant improvement of our library services. The library provides a wonderful, accessible resource centre for all ages and stages of life, addressing information research needs, literacy, recreational reading, and in a range of media. . It engages and involves the entire community from small children to seniors and is more relevant and necessary than ever for promoting learning, social engagement and the sheer pleasure of reading. It could do even better with more resourcing and must be better funded.
7 months ago
My suggestion is for council to formally express it's support for marriage equality on Australia.
7 months ago
Develop the Ovens river at Sydney beach to create a family friendly and safe swimming area. Facilities such as a jetty, partially enclosed safe swimming area, rope swing, slide, and change rooms/toilets. This could be part of the overall acquatic strategy so that a free swimming facility could be provided for residents and tourists. Being close to the CBD, this facility could be well utilised by both local residents, tourists and other visitors in an easily accessible location.
7 months ago
get rid of parking meters ,would make the town more shopper friendly,money saved on maintaining devices can be put towards our new pool
6 months ago
In addition to continuous footpaths in better condition, what about some zebra crossings where cars MUST stop to promote safety and a greater focus on pedestrians? Currently this is sorely lacking in the CBD.
7 months ago
"Roadmap for Wangaratta in general but especially the children. Make the Swan Street Olympic pool and the Barr Reserve Pools separate entities. Each under separate governance. With proactive management the Swan Street Olympic pool can become a summer time entertaining centre. For the rural city of Wangaratta. With innovative promotion I could imagine 200+ children's birthday parties being held at the pool each year. Shaded areas with shade cloth and multiple movable tables and chairs we could have a situation where birthday parties and other celebrations need to book This centrally and visually locat...
6 months ago
"All councils of recent times have been CBD centric and have paid scant attention to the most pressing problem in the community,….ROADS. Firstly the council road policy ends up by saying ….if we have no money we do not have to do anything and that is about the level of attention givenby council. Rural (ex CBD) rates, ie council income, is higher than CBD rates & it is about time Rural residents got a decent return. We do not use any CBD facility such as pools, reserves, library, arts centre & are sick of hearing of increased loans to pay for such facilities. Increased loan payments mean less inco...
6 months ago
To continue the rail trail from Oxley to Moyhu as Stage 1 then then up to Cheshunt Stage 2
6 months ago
To Whom it May Concern,
Thank you for giving us the opportunity to submit our ideas on the future of Wangaratta, which is a great place to live!
You will find attached a precis of a letter I wrote in 2016 to Irene Grant just before the election of new councillors, which pertains to the Wangaratta Art Gallery and aspects of the CBD Masterplan.
4 Gayer Avenue
Wangaratta Vic 3677
Wangaratta Art Gallery
I am writing to you as the Administrator holding the Arts Culture and Heritage Portfolio and providing copies for the other Administrators and some staff as list below.
7 months ago
COMPOSTING & RECYCLING
RCoW Policy is Rural households do not receive the green organics bin because Council understands rural households are already undertaking great initiatives … Composting and worm farms are great way to recycle food and garden waste. Residents are encouraged to compost their grass clippings and food scraps. Compost is not only an excellent means for enriching gardens soils, it also reduces the amount of garbage going to landfill. Worm farms are a great option for households that have food waste but minimal green waste.
Great advice but NO education program, NO incentives ...