Revitalising Seymour – a Partnership priority gets the green light20/05/2019
Following discussions at the Goulburn Regional Partnership’s 2017 Regional Assembly in Seymour, the Goulburn Regional Partnership put revitalising the town high on its priority agenda.
And in October 2018, the Victorian Government agreed, committing almost $1 million to the new Seymour Revitalisation Initiative (SRI), which will see a whole of Government approach to unlocking the town’s potential and ensuring it is best placed for the future.
“This all-of-Government focus on Seymour is great news for the town and the region,” explains Goulburn Regional Partnership Chair David McKenzie.
The Government funding includes $300,000 for investment logic mapping and the creation of a business case to guide public and private investment to support business growth, tourism activation and employment opportunities in the town, as well as to find solutions to addressing multi-generational disadvantage.
There’s also $500,000 to upgrade facilities at some of Seymour’s most utilised community facilities, with works already underway on upgrades to Kings Park, Goulburn Park and Chittick Park.
There is also funding for a feasibility study to progress linking Seymour to Tallarook as part of the Great Victorian Rail Trail, and funding for a networking event in the coming months bringing together local businesses with prospective purchasers of local tourism, food and wine products and services.
“Seymour has the potential to become a much stronger economic and tourism hub, being both well connected and with affordable housing,” explains Mr McKenzie. “The Partnership is looking forward to working with local business and Government to continue to focus on building Seymour’s capacity for the future.”