Alpine Better Places Harrietville
**The Alpine Better Places Harrietville survey has closed - please check back to this page for updates soon**
The Alpine Better Places Harrietville Project aims to revitalise open spaces across the township.
The Concept Design process began in July 2020.
Through the consultation process, the Harrietville Community identified and prioritised the following three key precincts for future works
- Harrietville Walks Trail Head (near the Tronoh Dredge Hole)
- Tavare / Pioneer Park Precinct
- Harrietville Community Hall
***This survey has closed. Please check back to this page for updates soon***
Three rounds of community consultation have so far been carried out to inform the current design, inclusive of community meetings, plans displayed online and in hard copy at key locations in town, and online feedback sought.
In March 2022 Council secured further funding under the Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Fund (BSBR) for the detailed design and construction for the Harrietville Walks Trail Head.
We want to make sure the current designs meet the needs of the community before we begin delivery of the first phase, and seek to secure funding for future phases.
We strongly encourage everyone in the community to view the plans and complete a quick online survey to ensure their views are captured.
The number of surveys we receive will be compared to the total population figures of Harrietville.
We will assume that anyone who does not share their concerns is generally in support of the designs.
Hard copies of the survey will be distributed to all homes in Harrietville. Residents can complete the survey online OR complete the hard copy and drop it back to the Harrietville Post Office or Bright Council Office before the closing date.
Please read the information below, view the plans and complete the online survey HERE to ensure your voice is captured.
The survey will close on Sunday, 7 August 2022. All feedback will be collated and used to inform the final designs.
Please view the plans and concept design elements HERE carefully before you complete the survey. More information, as well as the individual plan for each precinct, is outlined below.
Harrietville Walks Trail Head (near Tronoh Dredge Hole)
Funding has been secured for this exciting phase of the project!
This area was selected by the community during early phases of community engagement to provide an enticing and logical entry to the walking and recreational opportunities around Harrietville.
This carpark sits at the corner of Feathertop Track, which is the point at which the Bungalow and Bon Accord walking tracks can come together and be serviced by a single location.
This area would function as a trail head for these walks as well as for tourists looking to access the shorter loops around the Tronoh Dredge Hole and East Ovens Tracks, and as such contains the facilities required for users embarking or returning from short or long walks.
This area will improve the parking amenity and connections to both the town centre and surrounding attractions, without potentially overloading the already busy existing attractions, including the existing Tronoh Dredge Hole day use area.
Tavare/Pioneer Park Precinct
The intent throughout this area is to provide a unique and memorable town entry with improved wayfinding to trails and attractions, and to provide consistent branding across the township.
The project aims to improve the links and associated usage of Tavare and Pioneer Parks and other key locations with a better provision of shelters, seating and amenities for visitors.
The parking area in Pioneer Park is designed to be the natural point where visitors will come for information, and for their first experience of Harrietville, our “Mountain Village”.
The area provides information and historical markers in a central accessible location, and links across the Ovens River to Tavare Park, and via the path network to the other precincts.
Harrietville Community Hall
The Harrietville Community Hall and surrounding area is being rejuvenated to increase the prominence and visibility of the hall from the road.
The additions of a modest gathering plaza space in front of the building allows patrons to congregate more informally in the space and encourage greater use and participation within the Harrietville community.
The landscaping will better identify this area as a public space, and improved pedestrian linkages will improve accessibility and usage.
Council is working with the Harrietville community to prepare plans which illustrate, cost and prioritise:
- Improved streetscapes, including wayfinding signage, paths, tracks and trails to better connect the town’s assets and facilities, integrated landscape treatments and improved parking options.
- Improved open space reserves, including upgraded and additional facilities and amenities.
Alpine Better Places Harrietville.
2 Churchill Avenue, Bright VIC 3741
Mon to Fri - 9:00am to 5:00pm
We would love to hear what you think about the website. Tell us by submitting the feedback form.