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Whitfield – in it’s death throws?

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It seems that Whitfield is in a desperate situation.  This week saw the permanent closure of Adam Pizzini’s restaurant, Rinaldo’s, as he moves his business into Wangaratta.

Whitfield has a council sponsored progress development group of which I have been a member since its inception a year ago.

Today I received the following email from the group which doenn’t hold out much hope in getting the Rural City of Wangaratta to do anything constructive in our village township.

Hi Everyone,

Attached are updates on progress of our attempts to forward our proposals on infrastructure upgrades for Whitfield.

Get the distinct feeling no one is really interested, but guess we need to go through these processes.

A pity Rural City don’t see the value of investing in their rural townships, they seem happy to let them die and this seems to be happening with Whitfield.

Rinaldo’s has gone, most of the businesses in town are up for sale while they procrastinate and do nothing to assist the township to obtain some sort of credibility as an attractive tourist destination despite its ideal location at the heart of the King Valley.

As we leave the area after living here for 10 years, I am sorry to report that RCoW inaction has steadily destroyed any possibility of infrastructure upgrades in the minds of the residents.


Written by Greg Naylor

3 August 2009 at 3:10 pm

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