River event under review

No March staging, as council assesses future community event later in year
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REJUVENATION: Plans are to run The Down by the River event later in the year but with a fresher twist.

‘DOWN by the River’ will not be held next month, allowing the Rural City of Wangaratta council’s events management team to review all aspects of the event.

A budgeted amount of $24,000 was set aside for the running of the event, however, rural city councillors requested the events department revisit the “seam and style” of the once popular feature on the calendar.

Down by the River has been held twice a year since 2015 at the majestic Ovens River venue, however event manager Penny Hargrave said “it might be past it’s used by date”.


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