HINDMARSH Shire Council has plans to give Jeparit's main street, Wimmera riverfront and council customer service centre facelifts.
The municipality will host a information session on the proposed infrastructure upgrades at the town's memorial hall at 5.30pm on Monday.
Manager of economic and community development Phil King said among the plans was a redevelopment of the area between the Jeparit caravan park and the Wimmera River.
He said this would involve the creating the a visitor node of the Wimmera River Discovery Trail and redeveloping the terraced erosion control system at the Jeparit swimming hole.
"At the moment there is some erosion control concrete barriers on a bend in the river (the swimming hole) which are past their use-by date. We're looking at improving the aesthetics and safety of the riverbank there," he said.
The discovery trail, a 61-kilometre bike and walking path that follows the river from Dimboola to Jeparit was fully funded in March this year.
Mr King said with the trail expected to bring in thousands more visitors to the town each year, it was important facilities were upgraded.
"(These plans) have been in the pipeline for six-to-twelve months, and some are in their infancy, but we're just starting to ramp up our planning. We thought rather than having a community meeting about one thing we'd get all the different initiatives we're planning for Jeparit."
Mr King could not provide a dollar figure for the total cost of the four projects, but said they would be funded through a combination of council and government money.
Also planned is a refurbishment of the existing council customer service centre and senior citizens room to incorporate a public library.
In a statement, mayor Rob Gersch said the planned refurbishment would not affect the activities of the card and pool clubs that operated out of the building.
The council previously resolved to withdraw from the Wimmera Regional Library Corporation from July 1 next year.
Mr King said the fourth and final planned infrastructure upgrade involved removing dilapidated plant boxes along the footpath in Roy Street and planting "more appropriate" trees and shrubs. He said this proposal was in draft phase.
Marsi Singh, manager of Jeparit supermarket, said he welcomed this particular plan.
"There are only two or three trees left on the main street, and it's good if it's looking green when people come into town," he said.
Mr Singh, who has worked in the town for two years, said water returning to Lake Hindmarsh would be the best thing for the town.
"People come here thinking we have a big lake with water," he said. "When members of the town committee come to see me I tell them do something about the lake. Tourists go to the river but they don't stay for long - they go to Warracknabeal or Rainbow."
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