Community to Help Develop a Future Focused Batlow CBD Masterplan

Published on 05 June 2018

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Council is seeking feedback from community members to help inform the long term visioning for the development of Batlow’s main CBD.

Council Director Assets and Infrastructure Matt Christensen said the Masterplan is about developing a long term vision for the future development of the Batlow CBD.

“It will provide Council, businesses and the community with a shared plan to reinvigorate the corporate business district of Batlow”, Mr Christensen said.

Funding of $700,000 for the development of the masterplan was provided by the NSW Government’s Stronger Communities Major Infrastructure Fund.

Following on from consultation with local business and stakeholders, Snowy Valleys Council is now inviting community input and feedback on the draft Town Centre Masterplan.

Road resurfacing, footpath and kerb reconstruction, feature paving, street tree planting, storm water drainage upgrades, safer pedestrian access, and improved parking, are just some of the improvements proposed in the draft Batlow CBD Masterplan.

Community members can provide feedback including ranking a list of project improvements in a priority order,  adding any additional upgrade suggestions not already captured, and  ranking the streets in order of upgrade importance.

“We’re also asking community members to describe their vision for the CBD of the future”, Mr Christensen said.

“We're looking to create a vibrant and welcoming space for the entire Batlow community and guide improvements for the coming decades, so we want to make sure we get it right”.

Community members are invited to share their thoughts on the draft Batlow CBD plans at Council’s website

“We want to see the CBD Masterplan owned and adopted by the Batlow businesses and broader community, so that it not only informs Council and Government investment, but also guides any future private development", Mr Christensen said.

For more information on the Batlow CBD masterplan please contact Council Director Assets & Infrastructure Matt Christensen on 6941 2512

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