Council adopts Gateway Island master plan
Wodonga Council adopted the Gateway Island master plan at its December meeting following a year long process.
Almost 400 submissions and comments were received to inform the comprehensive master plan which set a blueprint for the development, enhancement and protection of the site.
The overwhelming response from the community was to further enhance this natural amenity to draw visitation to the island and showcase the history and natural beauty.
Gateway Island sits on the northern side of Wodonga’s urban area and the Hume Freeway with the Sydney-Melbourne railway line running through the southern portion of the site and the Lincoln Causeway the major thoroughfare between the two cities.
The island is formed by the Wodonga Creek diverging from the Murray River and the creek forms the southern and western boundaries of the island.
In adopting the master plan, the councillors said they were keen to see the actions implemented from what was an exciting document.
The master plan is supported by a priority setting table to inform capital investment and funding opportunities.
Gateway Island was the subject of two previous master planning projects in 1997 and 2002.
The 2018 master plan will be reviewed every two years and reported to the council.