Mildura Weekly : Friday April 10 2015 Vol 9 No 22
24 NEWS MILDURA WEEKLY FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 2015 By GRANT MAYNARD PULLING a young boy from potential danger after he became snagged in water lilies is just one of the many memories that have come to light about Sandilong Creek during the past couple of weeks since our recent Chaff item put the waterway back in the spotlight. Mildura’s Wally Ditchburn remembers the water lily rescue incident well, and also the telling off he received from his parents for being anywhere near the creek without an adult. That was the mid-1940s, and the 79-year- old remembers Sandilong Creek, and adja- cent Sandilong Park, well. “I was walking between the suspension bridge that used to cross the creek, and the swing tree, when I saw the boy struggling in the water,” Wally recalls. It was just instinct, he said, that made him jump in and lend a hand. “He was tangled in the weeds. I went in and got him out,” Wally said. “When I got home from the Park, our neighbour, Bill Pascal, the headmaster of the West School, had told my parents what I had been up to and I got in trouble!” In those days, Wally was living in Mildu- ra’s Toorak Avenue with his family. “I remember attending the Church of England Sunday School picnic at the Park, getting raspberry cordial and icecream,” Wal- ly told the ‘Weekly. “I also got a new pair of sand shoes to go.” Our piece on Sandilong Creek also stirred up some memories for Gol Gol’s Terry Wilkinson. The 73-year-old vividly recalls Sandilong Park, describing it as a picturesque haven for families like his own for a picnic, and adding that the area was “beautiful.” His extended family often met there, us- ing the pristine waters of the creek to cool off on a hot summer’s day. “There was also a swimming pool there,” Terry recalled. A feature confirmed by Wally Memories come Sandilong Creek • UP THE CREEK: Sandilong Creek as it is today. It is still claiming golf balls as it winds its way through Riverside Golf Course. RIGHT: The remains of a suspension bridge that once crossed the creek. SPORTSMED-SA Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr Tony Menz continues to consult fortnightly at Ontario Medical Clinic Surgical care of patients with hip and knee conditions including: • Arthroscopic and reconstruction surgery of the knee • Sporting injuries of the knee • Joint replacement for arthritis of the knee and hip To make an appointment, please call SPORTSMED-SA in Adelaide on (08)8130 1239 www.sportsmed.com.au SPECIALISING IN KNEE AND HIP SURGERY SHIREFocus THE SHIRE ON TWO RIVERS Tel: (03) 5027 5027 | Fax: (03) 5027 5000 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org P. O. Box 81, Wentworth, N.S.W. 2648. (26-28 Adelaide Street) | www.wentworth.nsw.gov.au PETER KOZLOWSKI GENERAL MANAGER PS RUBY CRUISE OVERNIGHT CRUISE WENTWORTH TO GOL GOL & RETURN Saturday 18th April & Sunday 19th April 2015 Enjoy a relaxing weekend cruising on the Murray River, from Wentworth to Gol Gol and return on this historic Paddle Steamer. Journey under the Abbotsford Bridge, stop at Dareton, pass by the Merbein Cliffs and travel through Lock 11. Ruby will moor in Gol Gol for the night before returning to Wentworth the next day. Cost $195 per person twin share including all meals. SHORT CRUISE OPTIONS Wentworth – Mildura - $75 Mildura – Gol Gol - $15 Mildura – Wentworth - $75 For bookings and enquiries, telephone the Wentworth Visitor Information Centre on (03) 5027 5080. RATING STRATEGY REVIEW At the March Council meeting, Council endorsed a recent review of its Rating Strategy. Residents and ratepayers are advised that the Rating Strategy Review document is now on public display and available for public comment. Any feedback received will be taken into consideration when Council adopts its draft 2015/16 Rating Strategy at the May Council meeting. The document can be found on Council’s website and is also available from the Council Office. All comments need to be received by Council by COB Friday 24 April 2015 and can be hand delivered to our main office, or mailed to Council. If you require further information please contact Council on (03) 5027 5027. WENTWORTH MILITARY COLLECTION (GALLIPOLI CENTENARY) Monday 20 April – Friday 24 April 2015 Visitor Information Centre, 66 Darling St, Wentworth. Wentworth Military Collection is a must see for military history buffs, the general public and anyone who has a connection to the Australian armed forces. This unique collection displays relics, artefacts, uniforms, equipment and militaria, from Gallipoli to today. All enquiries telephone (03) 5027 2506. AUSTRALIAN INLAND BOTANICAL GARDENS ANZAC Day Big Breakfast – Saturday 25 April 2015 What a better way to start your weekend than relaxing with a delicious cooked gourmet Brekkie made from local produce. Come and taste the wonderful food and enjoy the tranquillity of the Botanic Gardens. And while there, browse the Garnpang Gift Shop. Guided tours of the Gardens commence 11.00am on Saturdays. DOGS & CATS Since July 2014, the Wentworth Shire Council Rangers have impounded 117 cats and 127 dogs of which 29 cats and 60 dogs were surrendered. Of the animals that were impounded, 157 have been re-homed and 33 were returned to their owners. Council Rangers have issued 26 General Penalty Notices in 2015 for various offences including the non registration or identification of a companion animal. ENFORCEMENT ORDER The Health and Planning Division has issued 12 Notices of Intent and one Order since January 2015 for issues such as overgrown properties, unregistered companion animals, impoundment of vehicles, and premises being used for a purpose for which development consent is required but has not been obtained. SWIMMING POOL INSPECTION The Health and Planning Division commenced its swimming pool inspection program in December 2014 and has to date inspected 15 swimming pools for compliance which has included multiple re-inspections due to non-compliance upon the initial inspection. DID YOU KNOW? ANZAC DAY SERVICES The Wentworth and RSL ANZAC Day dawn service will commence at 5.55am on Saturday 25 April 2015 at the cenotaph on the corner of Sandwych and Darling Streets, Wentworth. The ANZAC Day march will commence at 10.45am in Wentworth and will proceed from the Essential Energy end of Darling Street to the Cenotaph. The Pooncarie Morning Service march commences at 11am at Telegraph Hotel (Tarcoola St), to the Cenotaph at Bilbarka Memorial Park, afterwards at the Telegraph Hotel The Curlwaa Morning Service gathering commences at 9.00am at Curlwaa Memorial Hall (40 Memorial Street) TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE ANZAC DAY Residents and ratepayers are advised that Darling Street, between Sandwych Street and Helena Street, will be temporarily closed from 6am to 12noon on Saturday 25 April 2015 for ANZAC Day services. Temporary interruptions may also occur during the ANZAC Day service to the Silver City Highway, including the Wentworth Bridge and Darling Street between Sandwych Street and Adelaide Street. NOTICE OF PUBLIC EXHIBITION – COMMUNITY CONSULTATION Local Environment Plan 2011 Amendment No. 7 In accordance with Section 57 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 Wentworth Shire Council gives public notice of the exhibition of Wentworth Shire Local Environmental Plan 2011, Amendment No. 7. This amendment seeks to remove three properties listed in the Wentworth Local Environmental Plan 2011 Schedule 5 Environmental heritage list. Pursuant to Section 56 (1) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (the Act) the following supporting documents will be exhibited: • Planning Proposal • Gateway Determination issued 27 Feb 2015 • Supporting Maps. The exhibition documents will be on display from 10 April 2015 to 8 May 2015 at the following locations: Wentworth: Council Office 26-28 Adelaide St, Wentworth. Buronga: Buronga Library Chapman Street, Buronga. Inspection of the documents is possible during normal office hours for those facilities listed above. All interested persons are invited to inspect the exhibition documents and make written submissions (email is acceptable) to be received by 2.00p.m. Friday, 8 May 2015. If an objection is made, the grounds of objection must be specified in the submission. Any submissions may be made public unless a request to withhold is made. Any enquiries or requests for copies of the exhibition documents should be directed to the Customer Service area by phoning (03) 5027 5027 or email: email@example.com. DONATIONS, CONTRIBUTIONS & GRANTS Council wishes to advise that the next round of applications to access Council’s Donation, Contributions and Grants funding are now open. Application forms are available from Councils office, the Wentworth Visitor Information Centre or can be downloaded from our website. All applications need to be received by Council by COB Friday 17 April 2015 to be considered at Council’s Ordinary Council meeting in May. Applications can be delivered to our main office, mailed or emailed to Council. If you require further information please contact Council on (03) 5027 5027. WENTWORTH SHIRE LIBRARY Wentworth Shire Library will hold a workshop on Wednesday 15th April on tracing First World War records for Australian service men and women from 1-4pm. Bring your laptop or tablet and relevant information you may have. Afternoon tea will be provided. Bookings are essential by phoning Wentworth Library on (03) 5027 5060.
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