Council seeking feedback from Harrietville residents on key plans

Members of the Harrietville community are encouraged to share their views on concept plans to revamp key open spaces across the township, in particular a walks trail head near the Tronoh Dredge Hole.

24 June 2022
Project update

The Alpine Better Places Harrietville Project aims to revitalise open spaces, including Tavare and Pioneer parks, trail head connections near the Tronoh Dredge Hole and the Harrietville Community Hall.

Alpine Shire Mayor Sarah Nicholas said the concept design process for the exciting project began in July 2020.

“Three rounds of community consultation have so far been carried out to inform the current design,” she said.

“This engagement included community meetings, plans displayed online and in hard copy at key locations in town, as well as online feedback opportunities.

“Thank you to everyone in the community who has so far shared their views and helped us develop the designs to date!”

Through this community consultation Council’s project team identified three key precincts for future works:

> Harrietville Walks Trail Head (near the Tronoh Dredge Hole)

> Tavare / Pioneer Park Precinct

> Harrietville Community Hall

In November 2020, Council successfully secured Federal Government funding to complete Phase 1 of the Harrietville Walks Trail Head.

In March 2022 Council secured further funding under the Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Fund for the detailed design and construction of the Harrietville Walks Trail Head.

Cr Nicholas said before works begin, we are offering the community another say on the existing plans to inform the detailed design process and to ensure that any changes are captured before construction begins.

“We strongly encourage everyone in the community to have a look at the plans and complete a quick online survey to have their views captured,” she said.

“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 homes in Harrietville. Residents can complete the survey online OR complete the hard copy and drop it back to the Harrietville Post Office or Council’s Bright Office before the closing date.

The survey will close on Sunday, 7 August 2022. Feedback will be collated and used to inform the final designs.

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