AN ambitious fundraising plan is well under way thanks to a group of dedicated and proactive community members, who are hoping to raise enough money to help the Porepunkah township receive an overdue upgrade.
For the past six months members of the Porepunkah community have been meeting fortnightly to share their ideas for the future of the town via the Porepunkah United Neighborhood Community Association (PUNCA).
PUNCA members Janelle Boynton and Mel Williams said a community meeting was held in early April and all community members were invited to attend and voice their visions for the future development of the town.
“We held the first meeting at the Porepunkah hall and we had a lot of community members attend, along with staff from the Alpine Shire,” Mrs Boynton said.
“The PUNCA group’s vision is to ensure that we maintain the natural beauty, accessibility, sustainability, diversity and the economic development opportunities for the community.”
Two weeks ago, Deputy Premier Peter Ryan announced the Alpine Shire Council had been successful in obtaining a $150,000 grant towards its Alpine Better Places Strategy, and Mrs Williams said some of the funding will be used towards the rejuvenation of the town.