Update 1.30pm: Horsham council's co-ordinator of strategic planning, Justine Kingan, said the council will honor a resolution made in 2017 that accepted McBryde Street as the best location for a new indoor sports stadium.
It follows two residents seeking signatures from motorists using the road on Tuesday morning, concerned about the effect changes to the road - included in the draft Wimmera River Precinct and Central Activities District Vision and Masterplan - would have on traffic flows.
Ms Kingan said the resolution wouldbe actioned as part of a "detailed planning and design phase, when that occurs".
Mrs Kingan said the council would release an engagement report next week, based on what it had heard from residents about the draft masterplan.
"Following that, a report outlining council's response to feedback will be prepared," she said.
"The details of further consultation that council undertakes will be outlined in the City to River Response report, due to be released by the end of the year."
"Concept designs do not provide details on what infrastructure changes would be involved for each project. That will be the subject of the detailed planning and design phase."
12pm: Concerned Horsham residents say they are surprised how many people aren't aware of plans to turn McBryde Street into a car park as part of a 20-year vision Horsham Rural City Council has drafted for the city.
Horsham's Di Bell and Haven's Sue Exell were among those who headed to the intersection of McBryde and Robinson streets on Tuesday morning, seeking signatures for a petition they plan to present to council in coming weeks.
Mrs Bell said the petition, first drafted in December 2017, called on the council to build the proposed stadium northwest of the CBD. She said the plan to add netball courts and a new stadium next to the existing one, included in the draft City to River master plan, would involve the closure of McBryde Street.
"Some of the people I spoke to this morning didn't know this, they're involved in their day-to-day lives and they don't stop and notice some of the things until they happen," she said.
"They talked about the traffic that comes down this road, and if you try and get between McPherson and Robinson streets another way you can't get through at all - it blocks up. Motorists will all keep going through residential areas if they can't get through."
Mrs Bell said she counted 274 vehicles using McBryde Street in one hour, including cars, trucks and school buses. She said the petition now had more than 500 signatures.
The draft plan also suggests giving Horsham's riverfront a facelift and redeveloping Horsham City Oval.
The council concluded two months worth of public consultation regarding the plan on August 30. Mrs Bell said it was "unfair" to expect people to know the road was going to be closed simply by looking at the plan.
"If you look at the map, it has a little road going through it," she said. "If you drove through the car park proposed as part of the plan, that would be the way you would try and get through but that's not a way for buses or trucks.
"I think it's time people stopped and took notice. They need to take stock of what's happening in the town because it's the future of our livability and affordability that's affected by all these things that are being proposed."
Mrs Exell said building the stadium in the west side would allow it to cater for indoor and outdoor sports.
"At the moment if it's here, no other sports can be included because it has problems with flooding and soil issues," she said. "We're trying to encourage this road being kept open and being used as much as it is."
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