Doors open to Morwell’s future

A series of open house events for the Future Morwell project begin this Saturday, when the steering committee opens the doors of ReActivate Latrobe Valley’s headquarters.

The general public is invited to comment on plans and actions developed so far, with summary documents available to take home.

RMIT University, Latrobe City Council and Morwell community groups are steering the State Government-funded project, established to revitalise the town following last year’s Hazelwood mine fire.

RMIT University’s Rosalea Monacella said the committee would hold information sessions, walk-in tours and hand out surveys over a period of four to six weeks.

“Everything is going well – it’s in progress and we are looking forward to seeing the response from the community and getting their feedback,” Ms Monacella said.

The entire project has five sub-components interlinked with the broader goal of revitalising the town.

These involve establishing a town-wide planning framework, connected circuit, transforming Morwell’s gateway, branding and events.

Ms Monacella said the committee was also calling for community groups, organisations and individuals to co-align their mission and help develop Future Morwell.

“It’s a call for action for various community groups in Morwell to make those changes,” Ms Monacella said.

“So we’re looking for organisations, agencies and community groups to express their interest in areas they would like to work on developed in the plan.”

This Saturday’s open house will kick off from 8am and close its doors at 5pm.

Head to ReActivate Latrobe Valley’s headquarters, 226 Commercial Road, Morwell to take part.

Visit the ‘Future Morwell’ Facebook page or for more information.