Masterplans for two major Indigo Shire projects will go to council for adoption tomorrow night.
The long-awaited Kiewa River access via the former NECMA depot could be just weeks away after the council approached DELWP.
They have flagged no major issues with Crown Land being accessed for swimming via a walking path this summer, but some approvals are required.
Over the next six weeks, council will work with stakeholders to secure access and create a safe walking path.
A wider plan for the site was created by Fiona Slade Landscape Architects and a community working party.
"Costs for the initial access to the river before the end of 2021 will be minimal," the report to council said.
"Council will need to allocate significant funds to the (further) development of this site as well as seek grant funding to progress the masterplan.
"The main theme from the community consultation was the desire for a safe swimming area suitable for families.
"The most debated idea was overnight camping and caravanning and a dump point."
Those features remain prospects on the masterplan, along with a pizza oven and a new purpose-built community building.
Visions for the Beechworth Historic Precinct Masterplan phase two will also be before council.
Community feedback to the Beechworth plan raised issues including the removal of the former maternal and child health building.
Tourism manager Susannah Doyle said in her report to council consultants did further investigations.
"The recommendation remains to remove the MCH building," she said.
"This is based on heritage advice that the building is a 20th century construct that interrupts the heritage values of a significant 19th century streetscape.
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"The plan does not recommend the destruction of heritage. All heritage requirements will be adhered to in future project planning."
The masterplan proposes a six-year phased approach and includes an extension to Burke Museum, upgrades to the town hall's upper floor, the Kelly Trials experience currently in development and exhibits across a number of buildings.
Possibilities for the precinct range from exhibitions of gold mining objects to an archaeological dig underneath the police paddocks site.
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