RURAL communities will have a chance to bid for money from council’s $1.7 million project fund at pop up information sessions beginning this weekend.
The funding is part of the Rural Placemaking Project which aims to develop plans for rural districts of Wangaratta that will inform council spending for the remaining three years of the current councillors’ terms.
The Rural City of Wangaratta has engaged Projectura and Regional Design Service to use a placemaking approach to prepare District Plans to uncover the potential of all the rural city’s communities.
Councillors set aside $350,000 for the project fund in the 2017/18 budget, and will increase the yearly figure to $450,000 for the remaining three years of their term.
Mayor Ken Clarke said the project was designed to give rural communities access to funding to ensure their facilities and amenities are up to scratch.