Wimmera Riverfront Activation Project

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Project Overview

The Riverfront Activation Project is the first stage of the City to River Masterplan, a 20-year plan which aims to enhance and activate the Wimmera River Precinct and its link to the Central Activity District of Horsham. The City to River project has been divided into sub-precincts to allow projects to proceed in a staged, prioritised manner.

The Wimmera River is one of Horsham's significant natural, social and cultural assets. The Wimmera River Activation project seeks to build on this strength by exploring the creation of new active spaces for recreation and build and improve access and use of existing open space and recreational assets. Improving links to the central activity district is also important.

The Precinct

The Riverfront Precinct focusses on the area west of the rowing clubroom to east of the Wimmera Bridge. Assets located in the precinct include the rowing and angling clubrooms, miniature railway, the actual waterway, riverfront and the café site and the Nature and Water Play Park .

Community Reference Group

A Community Reference Group (CRG) was established for this precinct in April 2020. The CRG was charged with ensuring that quality and effective community engagement was undertaken by Council in the development of the concept and schematic plans for this project. See side bar for further details about the CRG.

Terms-of-Reference-Community-Stakeholder-Reference-Group-City-Oval-Sawyer-Park-Precinct.pdf(PDF, 708KB)

Funded Works

At its September 21, 2020 Meeting, Council endorsed the Concept Plan for the Riverfront Precinct, paving the way for implementation planning to start. Since that time Council has secured the majority of the funding (Federal and State) for the Riverfront works with the works completed in April 2023.