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Proposed Township Plans for Elmore and Goornong seek community involvement

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The City of Greater Bendigo is developing Township Plans for Elmore and Goornong and residents from both communities are invited to get involved.

The Elmore Township Plan and the Goornong Township Plan will provide a framework for the growth and development of the two towns.

They will build upon the existing strengths of each community by extending the work of the 2015-2020 Elmore Community Plan and the 2012 Goornong Community Plan.

City Director Strategy and Growth Bernie O’Sullivan said the Townships Plans were two separate documents being prepared at the same time with clear goals.

“These plans will help make Elmore and Goornong more cohesive, connected and liveable places,” Mr O’Sullivan said.

“Elmore has an excellent range of services, recreational facilities and cultural experiences for residents and visitors and this plan will help guide its future growth and opportunities.

“As the first rural township to the north of urban Bendigo, Goornong has great potential, particularly with the proposed Goornong Train Station. The supportive and friendly community will need assistance as it continues to attract more residents. 

“We are seeking feedback from both communities, so we are inviting Elmore and Goornong residents to complete an initial community survey for the respective areas.

“We want to know how you feel about your town and what you think can help to improve the town and your community.” 

Two community reference groups, one for each town, will also be established and any individual or representative from a community group, club or organisation will be able to join. The groups will meet regularly to provide local knowledge, information and feedback as they monitor the progress of the Township Plans.

If you are interested in being part of the Community Reference Group, you can either phone 5434 6000 or email [email protected]

Please note that two separate community surveys are available for Elmore and Goornong:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ElmoreCommSurvey

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GoornongCommSurvey

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