HUNTLY residents are hoping to bring community spirit to a fast-growing area of Bendigo by starting a progress association with a twist.
Whipstick and northern corridor dwellers have been invited to a start up chat on Zoom, to gauge interest.
One of group's initiators Sharon Marriott said the vision was to help the community become more engaged, so Huntly and surrounds could thrive.
Mrs Marriott said a residents' association of some sort would help the community be proactive about change.
"It's important to know what's going on, what's been planned, what we can do as a community to grow our community, not just council led," she said.
"I'm hoping it will have our community more engaged with each other."
Mrs Marriott said a few Huntly residents had always wanted to establish some sort of association, but didn't feel the old format would engage the whole community.
Instead of a regimented committee, they hope to create a group with an overseeing, incorporated administrative body, to support community members' ideas.
Mrs Marriott said it meant people would be able to work on their projects, with the support of the organisation.
After the start up Zoom, the next steps for the group will be to find five people willing to start an incorporated committee.
The Huntly progress association start up chat will take place by Zoom on Monday at 7pm. Find out more at: facebook.com/WhipstickNorthernCorridor
Have you signed up to the Bendigo Advertiser's daily newsletter and breaking news emails? You can register below and make sure you are up to date with everything that's happening in central Victoria.