Mayoral Minute | Marulan makes a plan

Marulan Village Plan update

VILLAGE VIEWS: Councillors will consider the completed Marulan Village Plan in June.

VILLAGE VIEWS: Councillors will consider the completed Marulan Village Plan in June.

We are now nearing completion of the Marulan Village Plan, following a community meeting in late April where some final feedback was provided by residents. 

An agreed community vision states Marulan will be a diverse, vibrant, growing and attractive village that is affordable to live, work and play in with infrastructure to accommodate. 

The community of Marulan has been engaged and positive throughout the process. We’ve had a number of clear discussions and have been able to set some community goals and key projects. These include a village landscape plan, developing the current soccer fields into a multi-use community facility and designing and building a new environmentally sustainable waste water treatment plant.

Councillors will consider the completed Marulan Village Plan in June. The plan is available to download from the council’s website, Your Say Goulburn or is available from the Civic Centre.

CBD consultation

Consultation for the draft CBD Masterplan has now concluded. The document was prepared to generate conversation within the community, as well as guide further CBD improvements over the coming 20 years.

Suggestions within the plan include continuing activation of laneways to create pedestrian arcades, links to rear parking, increased outdoor dining and landscaping, parking changes and improved signage system. 

We heard some loud and clear messages throughout the consultation from our community; residents were very clear in stating that there should be no parallel parking in Auburn Street, while continuing activation of laneways proved to be a popular idea. The council will take the submissions on board before completing the plan; this is expected to occur in the second half of this year. 

Walk to School this Friday

I would like to encourage parents and children to leave the car at home this Friday, May 18 as part of National Walk Safely to School Day. The day does a great job of promoting road safety, health, public transport and the environment. 

Families who live outside a practical walking distance from their school are encouraged to park the car at least 10 minutes away and walk the remaining journey to drop off the kids. 

Police will also be out and about on Friday to make sure everyone is getting to and from school safely. It’s also a great chance to have a chat with the police who are out and about – they are very approachable and it’s worth the effort to make your children comfortable with our officers. 

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