About the Marnoo Community Plan
The Marnoo Community Plan provides ideas, activities, and actions to guide the direction for community-led initiatives and alignment to council's strategic plans, and to guide vision-making for infrastructure, community programs, and service delivery until June 2025.
Council and community share ownership and responsibility of the Marnoo Community Plan, providing context for focused effort and investment in time, money, and resources. Underpinning the development of this plan is the sentiment that locally developed solutions are essential for successful projects.
To guide the development of the community plan, Marnoo residents have elected to continue to strive toward their vision to be 'a progressive community retaining and improving existing facilities, services and community values’.
The vision, actions, and activities in the Marnoo Community Plan 2021-25 are designed to:
encourage families to stay in the area
attract and retain new families
grow local job opportunities.
Current projects under way
A focus area identified by community members in the planning process was town beautification with the suggested key strategy of improving the town's appearance.
Community members believe a vibrant and well planned out streetscape and welcoming environment should reinvigorate the town, attract new residents, and provide increased opportunities for tourist activity.
Northern Grampians Shire Council has engaged a qualified landscape architect to develop a streetscape design plan for Marnoo. The project aims to deliver a landscape plan that incorporates the values of access, safety, and diversity of use.