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What is happening in Allans and Osbornes Flats?

Allans Flat and Osbornes Flat are two small rural communities separated by 4km's along the Yackandandah creek. Residents first came into contact with the Community Strengthening Project at a Community Planning session held on February 29, 2012. Residents decided on this night to work together to create one Community Plan for both communities.

Ideas for community projects were generated and discussed, and prioritised at a follow up meeting held on April 18. The top three priorities generated on the night are as follows:

  • Walking and cycling tracks linking the two communities
  • Refurbishing the Allans Flat tennis club facilities
  • Weed control - english broom, st john's wort, and blackberries

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Residents of Allans and Osbornes Flats deciding what projects to cast their votes for

A Community Plan has been drafted in two formats, and distibuted amongst the community for feedback and comment. Copies of the drafts can also be downloaded by clicking the links below.

Draft Community Plan booklet

Draft Community Plan poster

Walking and cycling tracks linking the two communities

The community met on 25 October 2012 to be updated on recent developments regarding proposed off-road paths and a proposed Rowdy Flat Committee of Management for the area to the immediate south-east of Yackandandah township. In addition information was also received regarding preferred local off-road networks. This meeting was excellently attended including 4 young people. A number of local networks were identified that would provide links from Yackandandah to Rowdy Flat and then heading to either Allans Flat Waterhole via Longstaff Lane, Mahon Lane and Sanatorium Road and Johnson Lane or to Osbornes Flat Hall and Primary School. A walk of potential paths was held in May 2013. Longstaff Lane provides a key linking route through this area and due to the efforts of locals has been improved considerably in early 2013 to now provide a very safe and plesant path for horse-riders, cyclists and walkers.

Refurbishing the Allans Flat tennis club facilities

This matter was discussed at the 2012 AGM of the Tennis Club held at Osbornes Flat Hall in November 2012. A group of interested community members are working with the Shire's Community Development and Recreation Planning Team to develop a Master Plan for the precinct which includes the Waterhole, Tennis Club and is used regularly by the Yackandandah Fishing Club, Albury-Wodonga Triathlon Club as well as for passive recreation.

Weed control - english broom, st john's wort, and blackberries

Four specific problem areas have been reported for follow-up with land managers. The areas were at rear of Osbornes Flat Hall, rear of Allans Flat CFA, the commencement of Osbornes Flat Road 500m on the right prior to the Waterhole entrance and the Allans Flat Recreation Reserve. 

For further information on this Community Plan please contact Chris Westwood via email cwestwood@indigoshire.vic.gov.au or local call 1300 365 003.

Last updated: 04 November 2013