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Local views shaping city’s future

Residents of Wodonga would like to see a more vibrant city, with greater employment opportunities and a cohesive community culture, according to recent feedback.

Now at the halfway point of an extensive two-month consultation, Wodonga Council has identified the community’s emerging priorities, thanks to submissions from locals over the past month.

Wodonga Mayor Cr Anna Speedie said the insight gained through The Wodonga We All Want To Live In consultation will help inform the new council plan, which will be adopted in June this year.

“The ideas and community feedback will assist us in determining the council’s major priorities for the next four years,” she said.

Cr Speedie said in the first month, more than 70 submissions were made online, in addition to extensive community consultation sessions.

“The councillors and I have visited 12 local schools, conducted informal gatherings in cafes and met with people at neighbourhood forums and roundtable breakfasts.”

“So far we have feedback from almost 500 members from across our community.”

Feedback so far also shows that residents are eager to see an increased focus on parks, greenery and open spaces in Wodonga, for all age groups to enjoy.

“All views are being taken into consideration by councillors, as we are determined to work collaboratively to create a Wodonga for everyone,” Cr Speedie said.

“We’ve heard some great ideas – everything from an ice rink to an aquarium, even a zoo.”

While submissions close on Friday, March 31, there are still a number of opportunities for residents to have their say.

“We invite everyone to attend one of the many in-person opportunities across the city, such as the community forum at The Cube Wodonga on Sunday, March 26 and Monday, March 27,” Cr Speedie said.

“Alternatively, you can share your views online through a brief, user-friendly survey.”

Details about the events and the online survey can be found at makewodongayours.com.au or phone (02) 6022 9300.


Last updated: 06-03-2017

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