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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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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. I would like Wangaratta to embrace the idea of being plastic bag free and work with the Boomerang ba... 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...
9 months ago
40 k speed limit throughout the CBD of Wangaratta. This is already in force in a green Street in front of the hospital on a permanent basis. And in Riley Street morning and afternoon in school time. Ovens Street on a permanent basis past St Patrick's School. The precedent is set all we need is an extension to take in the total central business district. E.g. CBD
9 months ago
Around 10 - 15 years ago there was talk regarding removing the bike track from around the oval at the showgrounds and building a state of three art track towards the back...lets stop talking about pools and talk abouts events (Vic Cycling for example) guaranteed events. Vic Cycling pulled out the carnival weekend because of the state of the track...I was embarrassed. The Sam Miranda winery event attracts thousands of people...riders, families, cycling teams and interest from small local businesses that benefit from these events, not to mention the Sun Herald tour recently.
Wangaratta has two type...
9 months ago
I would dearly love to be able to walk down a street, without having to cross the road, to find a continuing footpath.
all around wangarrati run out of a footpath and as it runs outs need to cross the road to continue walking.
why is this
so would like more damn footpaths.
9 months ago
We have a fantastic bike track in Wangaratta which can pretty much take you from one side to the side of town.
I would like to see more rubbish bins & maybe some taps to refill water bottles established along the bike track. This would also well accompany the outdoor gym equipment that has already been added along the bike track.
We would see less littering if there were more bins.
A cleaner more user friendly Wangaratta
8 months ago
Keep HACC services with the council, it provides jobs for locals and provides a fantastic service for the elderly and disabled, employees and clients think there's no better run service
8 months ago
"Create a local law to prohibit transports, v-doubles, stock trucks from using Parfitt Road, Murphy and Ryley Streets, each day of the week between 8am-6pm. Encourage vehicles entering and exiting storage warehouses and business houses to use the nearest Hume Freeway interchange.
8 months ago
As a Parkinson's sufferer who needs (and loves) to walk the many walking tracks throughout Wangaratta, I see a great need for park seating. There are very few within parks around my area (Yarrunga) - I'm unable to go for nice leisurely walks because of the lack of rest stops. Also, it would assist enjoyment and bring more people to the tracks if there were some foot bridges over narrower parts of the creeks. This would link both sides of the creeks and make it a more variable walk. Thankyou.
8 months ago
Hi , as expected there has been some negative comments about the proposal to convert Mahoneys place to a green space with out cars.I think it`s a good idea. My suggestion is that it could also be a place that acknowledges Wangaratta`s musical heritage in some way be it a mural, sculpture or via qtag technology. I recently visited Redcliffe a suburb of Brisbane which had converted a lane to the memory of the BEE GEEs who made their start there. They used photos , sculpture and music to tell their story. Our most famous musican to live here is Nick cave. It was in boring old Wangaratta that he discove...
8 months ago
FREE camping/ caravan areas with dump points. Caravaners bring money to the town the longer they stay and the cheaper the accommodation the more you get and if you look at other towns it doesn't take away from traditional parks it Does bring in far more $$$$$$$$
Open the showground to caravans, add a dump point, will bring in money for the showground when normally empty . Again look at other towns. Caravaners can add millions of$$$$$$ to your budget.
9 months ago
I think the coucil should put in more footpaths, enough so in each residential street there is at least one footpath on one of the sides of the road. I also believe that with every new estate there should be a by law, that they need to include parks and green areas, as well as footpaths and roads.