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Horsham Rural City Council in south-west Victoria is seeking community input on the future development of 10 hectares along the town's rail corridor.
Formerly used for freight and industry, the site is now dormant and considered unsightly and underutilised.
During information sessions yesterday, the public was surveyed on how they used the area, how it made them feel and what they would like to see built in its place.
Council's community facilitator, Martin Bride, said the feedback would be incorporated into the Horsham rail corridor plan.
"We're looking for new fresh ideas that we can then take back and try and integrate into a plan that we'll then bring back to the community to say, 'look here's the plan we've developed with your ideas' and then get further feedback on what we're thinking," he said.
He said the area needed attention.
"It's quite unattractive, it's a barrier to people moving between the land that's north of the railway line and Horsham," he said.
"It's really not serving the purpose it could.
"It's a very important site, it's very close to the central business district of Horsham and it's very large, I mean it's around 10 hectares of land here that's not being used."
This article first appeared on www.abc.net.au
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