Master plan for popular attraction

13 December 2016

A long-term plan to upgrade and beautify Monument Hill has been developed and is now available for public comment.

The draft Monument Hill Master Plan has been prepared following extensive community consultation and a close working relationship with the local RSL.

Mayor Kevin Mack says the draft plan provides a future vision for the area which features the Albury and District War Memorial and is considered one of Albury’s most popular attractions for both locals and visitors to the city.

The draft plan includes upgraded viewing points overlooking the city, improved landscape elements such as retaining walls, pathways, picnic tables and bollards and improved infrastructure for ANZAC Day events.

Public safety has also been considered with the separation of vehicles and pedestrians, upgrade of lighting (War Memorial and surrounds) as well as an upgrade of the CCTV camera."

“Telling the story of the War Memorial and other battles is also an important element of the plan and an interpretive strategy will be developed to improve signage and the way that the information is presented,” Cr Mack said.

"The community now has another opportunity through the public exhibition process to provide feedback on the draft plan before final adoption by Council."

The draft plan will be on Public Exhibition until 31 January 2017. Copies are available at the LibraryMuseum, Lavington Library, Council offices and can be viewed here.