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Wodonga’s draft hills strategy out for public exhibition

The draft Planning for the Wodonga Hill Strategy and associated masterplans are now out for public exhibition for a four-week period.

Following the August council meeting, the draft documents – containing an overall strategy and five masterplans for individual hills precincts – have been put out to the community for final feedback following a 12-month consultation and review process.

Wodonga Mayor Cr Anna Speedie said the documents provided vital direction in managing the environmental values and usage of the hills that ring our city.

“We know people are passionate about our hills and we know they value and enjoy all they have to offer.

“This strategy is important in ensuring we can all continue to enjoy them for many years to come through a co-ordinated approach to their management and preservation.

“The documents have undergone many changes and revisions since they were first presented to the community 12 months ago.

“But I again urge our community, whether you use them to walk your dog, stroll or train, as a member of a keen sporting or hobby group, or you simply live alongside the hills, to have their say on the future of our hills.”

The council has been in consultation with the community for more than a year around our hills and planning for a Feedback and revision of the drafts has been ongoing throughout the period with meetings with key stakeholders and other land managers, including DEWLP, Parklands Albury and Wodonga and senior members of the CFA.

The draft Planning for the Wodonga Hills strategy establishes a vision for each hills site and the supporting masterplan details a suite of strategies or specific actions to deliver the vision for each site.

The planning for each site has been guided by the management objectives and guiding principles applying to all the hills and well as analysis of the specific features and context of each individual site.

Following the exhibition period which will close on Friday, September 22, feedback will be considered with a final version to be presented to the council for adoption.

All the draft documents including an overview document outlining the changes to the document the next steps will be available for viewing at the council’s Hovell St offices, Wodonga Library and community centres or online at makewodongayours.com.au

Information will be distributed about the exhibition period through social media, the council's website, emails to the hilltops and community engagement panel, inclusion in CityLife newspaper and newsletters and public notices.


Last updated: 21-08-2017

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