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Horsham growth study

The direction in which Horsham’s main shopping centre might spread will be a key aspect of a study into Horsham’s central business district.
The future of Horsham’s shopping heart, traditionally bordered by Hamilton Street in the south, Baillie Street, north, McPherson Street, east and Park Drive, west, has long been the subject of community debate.
Horsham Rural City council has joined Wimmera Development Association and Business Horsham to examine the role and function of Horsham Central Activity District.
Horsham mayor Cr Mandi Stewart said the study would identify opportunities to improve and provide direction for the central activity district.
“The outcomes will provide guidance to the council, businesses, investors, and the public on how Horsham’s business and commercial core will develop over the next 10 to 15 years,” she said.
Consultants Essential Economics and Meinhardt and Urban Initiatives are preparing the strategy.
Development association executive director Jo Bourke encouraged people to get involved in the project.
The consultants are asking for input on: Features of the Horsham CAD the community values; why do people shop, visit and spend time in the Horsham CAD; what services or facilities are needed in the CAD; what are the main issues that affect how the centre is currently used; what are other issues.
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