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Tallygaroopna residents want silo art

By Country News

Tallygaroopna residents have highlighted a number of key priorities, including adding the town’s silos to the ever-growing silo art trail in northern Victoria, for their town’s future prosperity during a five-year plan review.

In the past 10 months, the Tallygaroopna Community Plan Committee worked with Greater Shepparton City Council to renew the 2013 community plan as a means of identifying new opportunities and actions for the town.

Consultation began with a survey, followed by an event where residents discussed and reviewed the initial draft.

Once the draft was released, another survey was organised before the Tallygaroopna Community Plan Committee provided further comments.

Committee member Sue Lau said the idea of artwork on the town’s silos had been around well before silo art was ‘‘in vogue’’.

‘‘We’d spoken about it years before and when it came in vogue we thought we are going to get this done,’’ Ms Lau said.

‘‘Obviously we’d have a big tree on it as that’s what Tallygaroopna means, but we will put it out to the community for what else could be on there.

‘‘It would be in a prominent position with ours on the GV Hwy, so it will be pretty special when it’s done.’’

More than 44 individuals contributed their thoughts and ideas to the community plan review, which represents 16.6 per cent of the town’s population.

A walking/cycling track, increased community communication, improved drainage and more events were identified as other key priorities for the town.

■The Tallygaroopna Community Plan can be viewed at: http://greatershepparton.com.au/community/neighbourhoods/community-plans/tallygaroopna-community-plan

■For more information on the silo art or the plan, contact Sue Lau via email: lautec@bigpond.com or via the community committee’s Facebook page.