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Proposed name change for Millard Street Water Tower

 08 February 2017

North East Water is considering a proposal to change the name of the Millard Street Water Tower in Wangaratta.

Several local residents have come up with a new name for the historic tower and the Corporation wants to put the idea forward to the wider community.

Executive Communications and Engagement, Ann Telford, said the water tower is of important historical significance to the community.

"It’s listed on the Heritage Victoria register and any name change would have to have wide-spread community support", Ms Telford said.

"Residents are invited to a community meeting on Friday 17 February to discuss the suggestion and to put forward any other ideas.

"The proposal involves naming the tower after local city engineer, Harry Kilminster, who contributed to the community in the 70’s and 80’s.

"The ideas coming out of the meeting will be submitted to Wangaratta Council’s Place Naming Committee for consideration."

The meeting will take place in the Coromandel Room at Wang Central, 15 Ely Street Wangaratta on 17 February 2017 from 10.30am to 12.00pm.

The tower was erected in 1903, stands 30 metres high and holds around 410,000 litres of water.