Greater Hume residents have requested more public art, improved roads, an electric vehicle charging station and new housing options for downsizing families be introduced into their communities over the next decade.
The suggestions are part of Greater Hume Council seeking residents' big ideas to inform their Community Strategic Plan for 2032.
Resident Kerrie Wise suggested a sculpture or art trail through Greater Hume.
"The Trail would link all towns/villages, rural communities and along stretches of roads," she said.
"The sculpture/art could provide an interpretative story of the area or provide recognition of a significant event, person or other."
Resident Catherine Watson said she would love to see Greater Hume silos painted like in other rural towns.
"This will add to tourism in the area, give the town a piece of art instead of dull silos that are just eyesores currently and bring money into our town and community," she said.
There were also suggestions to create a kids water play area at the Holbrook submarine and a rail trail cycling/walking route between Culcairn and Holbrook to improve tourism.
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The Henty Community Development Committee's Dennis Kane encouraged Council to consider building electric car recharging stations across the shire, while Jessica Stubbs asked for a supermarket in Walla.
Resident Brendan Sheather suggested an industrial estate be developed in Culcairn.
"There is no room for growth in the town at all," he said.
"I know people with great business ideas and expansions but there in no where to do this.
"Nothing to offer people wanting to come to the town."
Dominique Heriot proposed adding another housing option for people downsizing from their family home.
"I would like to see Greater Hume Council buy areas of land which would then be partly subdivided into small blocks," she said.
"Architects, landscape architects and permaculture advisors together with our town planners would design and build a group of small homes that would sit comfortably together.
"Small homes that have very clever use of space, are light filled and make the most of beautiful outside views."
Meanwhile, Sharon Weber requested roads be fixed and upgraded.
"The road from Walla to Jindera is in need of widening," she said.
"This is no longer just a country road, the population of Walla is growing.
"Edges of this road have deteriorated and it isn't wide enough. Please stop patching and fix it properly."
Greater Hume residents can suggest their big idea here until December 31.
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