Chiltern wins state dollars

03 May 2017 Ovens and Murray Advertiser, Wangaratta VIC (General News) INDIGO Shire Council has welcomed a Victorian government commitment to boost Chilterns development. Jaclyn Symes (MLC, Northern Victoria) on Friday announced an additional $300,000 from the Andrews government for a town centre development and connectivity project. The funding includes $200,000 from the Victorian regional jobs and infrastructure fund and $100,000 from VicRoads. The fresh funding follows the provision of $238,000 in December last year for a Childrens EarlyYears Hub as part of Indigos Chiltern community placemaking project. Ms Symes said Chilterns precincts would be better connected with a network of pedestrian and cycling paths between the towns business and Indigo council will deliver the project, which will provide a co-ordinated series of pedestrian and cycle ways to connect the key precincts of town and highlight Chilterns entrance. The Chiltern town centre and connectivity project will help to create an attractive, even more liveable Chiltern that capitalises on its economic, community and social assets, Ms Symes said. Labor has provided more than $500,000 towards projects in Chiltern and if the federal Coalition government funds its share we will have the town at its absolute best. Indigo mayor Jenny OConnor said the community and council were hopeful an application for $975,000 from the federal governments Building Better Regions Fund would be successful. She said it would bring the $2.2 million placemaking community identity and development project together. The States contribution today is a vital part of that it demonstrates faith in the project. Indigo council on Saturday will host a listening post 10am-12pm in Martins Lane to enable Chiltern people to look at draft concept plans for the lane a related refurbishment project. Caption Text: HAPPY DAY: Victorian government representative Jaclyn Symes (MLC, Northern Victoria) shares a joke with Chilterns Kevin Mayhew and Indigo mayor Jenny OConnor at Fridays announcements about major initiatives for Chiltern. Licensed by Copyright Agency. You may only copy or communicate this work with a licence.