Open spaces, more trees and seating, and a pergola for shade will make up the new design of the Wangaratta railway precinct.
The design for Cusack, Docker and Norton streets, said to be 90 per cent of the way to being finalised, were released by Wangaratta Council on Wednesday and put on public display.
It confirmed some parking spaces will be lost in the redesign, which has been met with "mixed opinions", with some suggesting the car spaces would be needed to "balance the needs of local residents, businesses and visitors to the new precinct".
At the moment, there is 72 per cent space for cars and parking, and 17 per cent for people in the area.
Under the proposed plans for more open space and footpaths, that would change to 37 per cent space for cars and parking, and 51 per cent for people.
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The land covered by trees and grants would grow from the current 5700 square metres up to 16,300 square metres.
There will also be dedicated bike paths, wider pathways and new pedestrian crossings.
The theme of railway will be seen throughout the precinct's design, with timber planks used in both the garden and on small bridges.
Conversations with disability groups have also taken place during the council's planning.
The council has committed $2.5 million for the project in its draft 2019-20 budget and received another $2.5 million in Victorian government funding.
The works are expected to begin in the next 12 months once the consultation finishes and designs are finalised.
More drop-in information sessions will be held at Wangaratta Library today from 11am to 2pm and 4pm to 7pm.
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