More residential land, tourist accommodation on Eugowra wishlist

More scope for residential development is on the list of priorities for Eugowra residents.

Locals attended a drop-in session Cabonne Council hosted in the park last week, taking up the chance to have their say on future land use in the shire.

"We want more land for building, for the expansion of the town area," Eugowra Progress and Promotion Association president Max Swift said.

"We've got to have residential blocks become available," others agreed. "The land on the fringes of town is all rural."

The drop-in session attracted strong interest with many sticky notes placed on the map for council consideration.

Amongst the issues were the need for street lighting and footpaths, a safer pedestrian crossing across the Mandagery Creek, more visitor accommodation and industrial land.

The Eugowra community engagement drop-in session was one of several in Cabonne villages as the council looks to develop its Local Strategic Planning Statement.

The statement sets the economic, social, and environmental land use direction, a media release issued by Cabonne Council in the lead-up to the sessions explained.

It's a 20-year vision across Cabonne Shire, outlining how growth and change will be managed.

The community input received will assist in developing the planning priorities, direction and actions for the Local Strategic Planning Statement.

That's expected to be ready for public exhibition in the first quarter of 2020 and community members will have the opportunity to have their say again then.

It's hoped the final document will be ready for council adoption by the end of this financial year.

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