A second visitor centre is to be built in a regional town of Victoria before the end of the financial year.
Wodonga Council has announced that an additional site will operate opposite the Wodonga Council offices by June 30 and will feature a large front room, several meeting and store rooms, office space and car parking.
"The model of having more than one centre is something which has proved extremely successful around Australia," Wodonga Mayor Mark Byatt said (February 24).
"We believe having a centre in Wodonga will better serve the needs of our city's businesses, a chief priority for the council, while maintaining a presence at Gateway Village will ensure that we can also service visitors who come to this important tourism precinct."
The news comes after the development of the former Wodonga rail site was given the green light by the state's urban renewal authority earlier this month.
Chief executive officer of Places Victoria Sam Sangster announced February 10 the Department of Planning's approval of a Comprehensive Development Zone for the ten-hectare site.
According to Mr Sangster, the development will see the inclusion of a retail area, community facilities and offices, as well as commercial and residential buildings and public open space.