Gnomes to lose out?

Kate FieldingSouth Western Times
Gnomesville in the Ferguson Valley.
Camera IconGnomesville in the Ferguson Valley. Credit: Instagram / @shanshann99

A Dardanup shire councillor will ask the council to transfer $25,000 from its Gnomesville masterplan to the Ferguson Valley Marketing Mobile Visitor Centre initiative.

Cr Peter Robinson will next week put forward a motion on notice asking for the budget allocation.

In his request to the council, Cr Robinson says the council could reduce the $100,000 it has allocated to the masterplan and put $25,000 towards the visitor centre project.

While a business plan outlining the project is still confidential, Cr Robinson said it was an initiative that seeks to “take tourism in our valleys to the next level”.

“An allocation of $25,000 towards the MVC would not appear to be inconsistent with our support of this very important industry,” he said.

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