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
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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
I would like to see the white lines on roads etc properly kept up to date. This has been allowed to lapse quite severely.
9 months ago
I would like to see the council develop a long term plan to remove car traffic from central Wangaratta.
9 months ago
Save the Olympic Pool, open it for longer hours and have better pricing. Also remove the dangerous non functioning splash park and build a safer more reliable one with a new pool at the former Yarrunga Pool site.
9 months ago
I have heard that many years ago council proposed making Wangaratta Common Nature Conservation Reserve located on Greta in to a lake.
I think that a lake/park/playground would be fantastic on this site.
Its a massive piece of land & is basically unusable at the moment.
Being on a main road would make it an easy spot to find for tourist.
The Wodonga lake is a great example of a reasonable size lake with playground, dog park & walking track facilities all surrounding it.
8 months ago
We are already feeling the devastating effects of climate change in our region. Things are only going to continue along this road. Council should formally adopt a commitment towards adapting to and mitigating the effects of climate change. This should influence every decision council makes, for our future wellbeing.
8 months ago
More promotion of Indigenous history & culture to bring another avenue of Tourism. Indigenous tourism has taken off in other parts of Australia, it would be another attraction for the Rural City of Wangaratta. All can share in the rich & fascinating Indigenous history & culture of sacred and ancient Aboriginal ground. There are many such places within Bpangerang (Bangerang/Pangerang) Country in the RCOW. Scarred trees with bark peeled hundreds of years ago for Indigenous canoes, sculptures, head-dresses, vessels and pegboards to stretch possum skins on. Places for ceremony, lore, knowledge, language ...
8 months ago
Another river crossing to get traffic around the CBD, it can be a nightmare to get through town at certain times of the day. If there was another way around the CBD School buses and heavy transport wouldn't have to go down Faithful Street and Murphy Street.
8 months ago
Change the access to the multi storey carpark so that it is more accessible, surely losing a few parking spaces in Victoria Parade would be worth making this facility easier to use. On ANZAC day people everywhere and no parking available as you can't get to the carpark! We've been lumped with it surely it should be easy to use.
8 months ago
I would like Wangaratta to embrace the idea of being plastic bag free and work with the Boomerang bags group who are sewing bags to get out into the community.
8 months ago
I think council should be greening our streetscapes to reduce heat trapping in our urban environment. This would also make our living spaces more attractive and provide shade for street parking. I live in Yarrunga and I think we urgently need streetscaping works in this area.