Council plan adopted, but..

...Cr Fidge opposes it, saying projects too city focused

Mayor Rozi Parisotto

THE Rural City of Wangaratta has signed up for a grand four years of building better roads and public spaces, and improving rural development – if the city can afford it.

Councillors last Friday adopted the council plan for 2013-17, but warned that tight economic times means they are relying on outside grants to fulfil many of the goals.

And council’s 2013/14 budget to be adopted within the next four weeks will reveal what can actually be achieved over the next year.

The council plan included input from a record 25 public submissions and was adopted with a six to one majority at the special meeting on Friday.

Mayor Rozi Parisotto said highlights of the plan include commencing the Wangaratta Saleyards upgrade (subject to funding), resolving traffic and pedestrian issues, developing a solution to drainage issues, and investigating bringing wards back into council.

“A new council brings with it fresh ideas,” she said.

This post is part of the thread: Council Dramas – an ongoing story on this site. View the thread timeline for more context on this post.

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