Report on riverfront feedback released

Published on 16 September 2020

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A report detailing the community’s feedback on Riverfront Activation Project is now available.

Horsham Rural City Council received 70 official survey responses about the draft riverfront designs with four out of five positively supporting the plan.

Results show 81 per cent of respondents believe that the riverfront will be more inviting after the plans are implemented.

Conversely 19 per cent did not believe the riverfront would be more inviting.

The proposed natural water play park and additional barbecues, seating and shaded areas topped the list of popular elements of the plans while feedback about costs and available parking were the most common concerns stated.
Included in the 70 submissions, were 35 suggestions on ways the draft plans could be improved.

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 central Horsham.

Between March and August the project’s Community Reference Group oversaw COVID safe methods of engagement including discussions with user groups and key stakeholders.

Public feedback was collected via webinars, online questionnaires and hard copy surveys.

The full engagement report is available online. 

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