The masterplan vision for revamping the rural town of Rand has been nominated for an architect award.
Despite no physical works, the Plan Rand designs by Corowa-based Regional Design Service have been shortlisted for the vision award in the NSW Country Division Architecture Awards.
Architect Phillip Nielsen said the plans were presented to the community-ran committee on Tuesday.
"For this community-ran project to be up against private projects is pretty great," he said.
"We had positive feedback and the next steps are going to be small but it is progressing."
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Mr Nielsen said park benches around Billabong Creek and cleaning up around the silos are first on the agenda.
"These are key stepping stone projects towards a strong future for this community," he said.
"I would like to thank the community for collaborating with us - it has been a year now working together.
"Their commitment to seeing a strong future for themselves and their foresight to expect more and deliver better is what is pushing this project ahead."
Mr said the plan is to restore some life back into the Billabong Creek, the old weighbridge, bring events to the local pub and "make Rand a destination you come to and not just drive through".
They hope to have implemented the plan by Rand's 100th birthday in 2026.