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Published Friday 11 January 2019
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Seymour's community working group

New group to help drive government investment in Seymour

If you want to help shape and prioritise future government investment in Seymour, the new Seymour Revitalisation Community Working Group may be the perfect opportunity for you.

Mitchell Shire Council is coordinating the working group on behalf of the wider revitalisation committee and is looking for representatives across a range of interests including:

  • sport, recreation and open space
  • transport
  • environment and heritage
  • business, commerce and industry
  • community and health
  • education
  • tourism.

Through the revitalisation project, the Victorian Government has already committed nearly $1 million to:

  • Develop a business case for future government investment in Seymour
  • Improvements to Chittick Park, Goulburn Park and Kings Park
  • A feasibility assessment to link Seymour to the Great Victorian Rail Trail at Tallarook
  • Supporting the Getting Seymour Back on Track event at the Seymour Railway Heritage Centre

The community working group will provide direct input to the business case development which will help prioritise future government investment decisions. The group will also help identify ways for the wider community to be involved in the project.

Mitchell Shire Mayor Councillor Bill Chisholm encouraged the community to get behind the opportunity.

“The Seymour Revitalisation project will see major investment in the town which will benefit our whole region,” Cr Chisholm said.

“It is important that we have a range of people and interests represented on the working group to ensure the priorities consider the different ideas and thoughts of the wider community.

“The working group will also help guide ways for the community to get involved in the revitalisation project.”

The initiative comes off the back of the adoption of the Seymour Structure Plan which aims to guide positive growth.

Expressions of interest close on Friday 18 January and can be made at www.engagingmitchellshire.com.