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Community Planning in Whitfield gaining results

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The Whitfield Planning Group community web page can be accessed by clicking on the image

The Whitfield Planning Group community interactive web page can be accessed by clicking on the image.

It is nice to be recognised for ones efforts.  The following is taken from the RCoW website as a news item.

My involvement is in championing the public transport access to the King Valley along with Ann Minns.  Our recommendations can be viewed here.

For further information on Community Planning please contact Kerry Craig at the Wangaratta Rural City Council on (03) 5722 0824.

Now, to make it all happen!

Greg Naylor

The Whitfield community now have an interactive webpage for locals to contribute to forums and discussions thanks to the efforts of Greg Naylor.

For Greg Naylor, the interactive webpage grew from getting involved in the Rural City of Wangaratta’s community planning program. “The community website is an exercise to increase community involvement. It will allow anyone who has access to the internet to contribute to forums and discussion” said Mr Naylor.

“We are achieving so much by the community getting together and having a voice, for example one discussion on transport provided a solution to car trips to Wangaratta for prescriptions. Now Whitfield residents can open a monthly account with the Amcal Chemist, your prescription is then faxed to the chemist for mail delivery the next day. The cost of postage is added to your account, but is much cheaper than a 100km round trip!”

The website can be accessed  here, where you can link into a range of discussions and forums and have your say on issues.

The community planning program commenced in July 2008 with a community meeting facilitated by the Rural City of Wangaratta. According to local Chris Hazel, “It has energized many people to start examining what it is they need to make Whitfield an even better place to live and by looking and thinking forward in catering for our future.”

Some of the needs being pursued by locals include a playground and youth activities, each activity is led by a member of the community called a ‘Champion’ who work with other community members and agencies to achieve an outcome.


Written by Greg Naylor

17 December 2008 at 1:53 pm

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  1. Congratulations, Greg, well deserved.


    17 December 2008 at 3:19 pm

  2. Excellent page Greg, and it’s good to see council acknowledging your efforts.


    17 December 2008 at 6:37 pm

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