THE oldest town in the MIA is experiencing a resurgence of sorts.
The small community of Whitton has long been a proud community and this is no different in 2021.
More new businesses are popping up and opening in old shopfronts and opportunities continue to arise for others.
Many may be familiar with Red Kelly's old butchershop building, but what some might not know is this block is available for development via Leeton Shire Council.
One idea has been to turn the iconic shop into a static museum to keep the memories of the store alive.
Elsewhere in the town there is still a 22-lot sub division available for those who are serious about building a new home in the town.
As with many towns, Whitton too has very little homes on the market or rental opportunities available, so building could be a good option and a savvy investment, according to long-time resident Tracy Catlin.
"Homes here are never on the market long, sometimes they don't even make it to the market before they are sold," she said.
"We're really proud of everything that is happening out here.
"There are new businesses opening.
"We definitely encourage people to come out and have a look around Whitton because they might be surprised."
Whitton is also home to a thriving school, pub, club and its museum is also a spectacle. Murals are being painted on old shopfronts, which are also brightening up the town and giving it a refresh.
Mrs Catlin and a band of volunteers have also been working hard to secure grant money for different projects, including a new community noticeboard, technology and upgrades at the town's hall.
Whitton's location between Griffith and Leeton also works to its advantage, with the new malt house also having an impact in terms of visitors.
Mrs Catlin encouraged people to stop in Whitton and look around next time they are driving through.
"We're proud of our community and what's happening here," she said.
Anyone wanting to seek further information about the subdivision and the butcher's shop, should contact Leeton Shire Council.
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