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Help shape the priority projects for Thomastown and Lalor

Help shape the priority projects for Thomastown and Lalor

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

The City of Whittlesea is inviting Thomastown and Lalor residents and business owners to help guide future priority projects for the area, through the draft Thomastown and Lalor Place Framework that was endorsed at the Council Meeting on 17 October.

Thomastown and Lalor are two of our City’s most established and diverse suburbs, with a rich cultural heritage and sense of community.  

Chair Administrator Lydia Wilson said previous consultation had identified the things our community love most about these suburbs and also what they would like to see in the areas to ensure that Thomastown and Lalor continue to meet the demands of its residents, businesses and visitors.

“Our community have shared with us the things that make Thomastown and Lalor special, such as the bike and walking trails, the diverse community feel and the major facilities available on their doorstep including the libraries and TRAC,” Ms Wilson said.

“Our research also identified areas for improvement, including creating better green open spaces, improvements to the Edgars Creek corridor, improved connections between key destinations and celebrating the wonderful Aboriginal heritage and multiculturalism that exists in the area.”

“Thomastown and Lalor are expected to grow by more than 10,000 people by 2041, so now is the time to set the vision and clear direction of priorities that will guide our long-term planning for service delivery and infrastructure in the area.”

The draft Thomastown and Lalor Place Framework sets out five key themes with a list of priorities for each theme. The community are invited to have their say on these themes and priorities and the feedback received will inform the final Framework document that will be presented to Council for endorsement in mid-2023.

Consultation will be open from 1-30 November 2022 and will include a number of in-person information sessions.

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