Why we're consulting

The proposed Wodonga Creek Activation Project would see development along Wodonga Creek and link the Wodonga CBA, Belvoir Park and Gateway Island through to Albury by connecting to the Wodonga pathways network to open up access to the river.

We have identified three key activity zones within the Wodonga Creek precinct and these are the Stock Route Reserve (South), Stock Route Reserve (North) and Diamond Park. We want to hear your ideas for activation and understand how you would use the different activity zones.

Additional background information and a series of Frequently Asked Questions are available below.

Please complete the online submission form to share your ideas for the project.

Wodonga Creek precinct map

Background information

Located in the city of Wodonga, Gateway Island sits on the northern side of Wodonga’s urban area and the Hume Freeway.

The island was formed as a result of Wodonga Creek diverging from the Murray River at the south eastern portion of the site.

Wodonga Creek forms the southern and western boundaries of the island, flowing in a northerly direction until it meets the Murray River.

The island is the low lying area south of the Murray River channel.

Wodonga Creek is an anabranch of the Murray River and carries a proportion of the total flow in the Murray River system under regulated flow and flood conditions.

The vision for Gateway Island is that it is the heart of one community, respecting and valuing Indigenous and non-Indigenous cultures, showcasing a native Australian environment, and providing a sustainable and vibrant community and economic activity space.

In addition, Gateway Island will develop into a major drawcard, attracting travellers off the Hume Freeway to enjoy a recreational and cultural revival during long journeys.

The aim of the Wodonga Creek Project is to complete development along the creek and link the Wodonga CBA, Belvoir Park and Gateway Island through to Albury by connecting to the Wodonga pathways network to open up access to the river and grow the tourism market.

It will link the Wodonga CBA, Belvoir Park, Gateway Island through to Albury’s Murray River Experience and CBA by connecting to the Wodonga pathways network.

Infrastructure to be investigated include water access, paddling and swimming areas, seating and viewing locations, fishing platforms, picnic tables, toilets and barbecue areas. Play areas provide recreational opportunities for families and act as an attractor for the region’s strong visiting family and friends market.

To support the usage of activity nodes by the creek, identified in the Gateway Island master plan, the project will include formalising access and parking and provide improved lighting. The project includes access and path linkages, wayfinding and interpretative signage and public art installation.

Please note: While we would love to include absolutely everything in the concept design, there are constraints and limitations. The project has a limited budget (council contribution and Albury Wodonga Regional Partnership Projects funding) and construction costs must be taken into consideration. In addition, the final design will require external approval from a number of organisations and this may impact what is included.


Ways to have your say

This consultation is open from Wednesday, June 26 to 5pm Tuesday, July 16, 2024.

Anyone who lives, works, studies or invests in Wodonga or visits the municipality and uses the facilities, is invited to review the information provided, ask questions and provide feedback during this time.

Ways to provide feedback