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New group to help drive government investment in Seymour

By Seymour Telegraph

If shaping and prioritising future government investment in Seymour sparks your interest, the new Seymour Revitalisation Community Working Group is a perfect opportunity.

Mitchell Shire Council is co-ordinating the working group on behalf of the wider revitalisation committee and is looking for representatives across interests including: sport, recreation and open space; transport; environment and heritage; business, commerce and industry; community and health; education; and tourism.

Already through the revitalisation project, the Victorian Government has committed nearly $1million to:

●Develop a business case for future government investment in Seymour;

●Improvements to Chittick Park, Goulburn Park and Kings Park;

●A feasibility assessment to link Seymour to the Great Victorian Rail Trail at Tallarook; and

●Supporting the Getting Seymour Back on Track event at the Seymour Railway Heritage Centre.

The community working group will provide direct input to the business case development which will help prioritise future government investment decisions.

The group will also help identify ways for the wider community to be involved in the project.

‘‘The Seymour Revitalisation project will see major investment in the town which will benefit our whole region,’’ Mitchell Shire Mayor Bill Chisholm said.

‘‘It is important we have a range of people and interests represented on the working group to ensure the priorities consider the different ideas and thoughts of the wider community.

‘‘The working group will also help guide ways for the community to get involved in the revitalisation project.’’

Expressions of interest close Friday and can be made at engagingmitchellshire.com