The Walla Community Development Committee is hoping two upcoming projects will not only benefit residents, but also attract more visitors to the town.
Walla recently received two grants at a combined total of around $30,000 from Riverina Water, which will aid in the set up of a new fitness park and artwork on the town's water tower.
The outdoor exercise equipment, similar to the facilities at Albury's Noreuil Park, will accompany the soon to be built skate park and is set to open in July this year.
It's hoped artists will have a mural on the water tower by September.
Walla Community Development Committee chair Daniel Nadebaum said the grants would enable them to finally turn the plans into a reality.
"They're all things the development committee has been working on for a little while," he said.
"The water tower painting, that's something we've identified as being something the town's wanted for a number of years."
Silo art committee chair Virginia Scholz has some ideas for what could be seen on the tower, with inspiration to be drawn from native wildlife and flowers.
"Out at Gum Swamp there's a number of endangered species, so we're looking at putting them on the water tower," she said.
"There's a whole environment that can be captured."
While the initial plan was to see artwork branded on the town's silos, Ms Scholz said the water tower seemed to be an appropriate choice after the grants were approved by Riverina Water.
Walla has also recently seen stage one of the Jacob Wenke Drive Residential Estate completed, with the prospect of stage two now being considered.
With many now looking for a change of scenery since the COVID-19 pandemic, Ms Scholz hopes the new projects might lure more people to visit the township, as well as a permanent stay.
"It's been really good having people come out from Albury, Holbrook and Wagga who have never been here before," she said.
"There's a couple of little shops which have just opened and operate on weekends, so it's all about getting people to come to regional areas.
"It's excellent to have this money spent in the town to help it grow and to give people something worth the drive.
"People are now looking at regional towns as a place to live."
Walla Community Development Committee secretary Leonie Carey agreed the town had been buzzing since the news of the new developments.
"I feel there are exciting times ahead," she said.