5 August 2022

Council plan targets 47 points to trigger Mogo's move forward

| Aiden Rothnie
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Eurobodalla Shire Council has agreed on an activation plan to bring about a better Mogo village. Photo: File.

A detailed plan to help activate Mogo is designed to bring a raft of new developments to the area.

Eurobodalla Shire Council has agreed on 47 actions to improve the village, ranging from flood risk management to planting additional trees.

Various actions have been prioritised for the region, with 25 planned to start within the next two years.

At the top of the list is a long-awaited toilet block in John Street Reserve, more trees and street furniture, improvements to drainage, and working with Transport for NSW to reduce speed limits and provide a safe highway crossing.

A further 16 actions will start within two to five years; the remaining actions will start within the next 10 years.

Mogo Village Business Chamber president Richard Adams said the plan was a good first step.

“It gives us something to work towards,” he said. “We just need to follow through and implement things now.

“There are some long-standing issues such as the toilets and the highway that will be addressed.”

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Mr Adams said it would be good for the community to see that things were moving ahead quickly.

“It’s great to have a plan, but right now we need it to be followed through on. If we can deliver on actions within 12 months, that will be good,” he said.

“The community has been giving feedback for more than two years now, so we need to show people things are being implemented.”

Meanwhile, the Mogo community is being asked to have its say on the location of the new community recreation facility and pump track. Two options at the village oval have been identified as suitable.

Mogo’s business chamber obtained almost $1 million in bushfire recovery grants to support the new community facility, but funding for the activation plan has proven more difficult to find.

“We’re getting some funding for the plan. However, there have been difficulties with gathering it as well as lots of red tape surrounding what can or can’t be done,” Mr Adams said.

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