Survey to shape the future of river precinct

Take a council survey and shape the future of Goondiwindi's river precinct.
Take a council survey and shape the future of Goondiwindi's river precinct.

Here's your chance to shape the future.

The Goondiwindi Regional Council want local residents and businesses to submit their ideas for the future development of the Goondiwindi river precinct. GRC Mayor, Cr Lawrence Springborg AM said the development of the precinct was identified in Council's new Visitor Strategy as an area with significant potential to boost the region's tourism opportunities.

The precinct area includes the Riverview Function Centre (formerly the Golden Age Centre), the Goondiwindi boat ramp and the Goondiwindi Bowls Club, with whom Council will collaborate, to create a "vibrant strategy" for the area.

"Most locals would agree that the Macintyre River is a wonderful major asset for our region," Cr Springborg said. "We are very fortunate to have the access that we do to our beautiful rivers and waterways, and they certainly offer a competitive advantage to our region - whether it's boating and fishing at Coolmunda Dam,Anchor or riverside camping along Old Kildonan Road. "The river precinct area is potentially a very exciting future development that is currently underutilised, and we could capitalise on this space to encourage tourism, potentially increase commercial opportunities, and improve local lifestyle," Cr Springborg said.

"We'd really like to hear from the community about how they would like to see the area developed, including what commercial opportunities they think might be viable." Council is working with local business Engage & Create Consulting to survey community members and consult with neighbouring residents and tourism and hospitality stakeholders. All members of the community are encouraged to submit their views at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WPH3YM3

Council would also like to hear from commercial operators on potential business opportunities that could help boost tourism. Take the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/W5QWQVV

If you are unable to fill out the online survey, please contact Engage & Create Consulting on 0448 459 464 or info@engageandcreateconsulting.com.au.