Mildura Weekly : Friday October 28 Vol 10 No 51
NEWS 19 FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2016 MILDURAWEEKLY.COM.AU A FORMER Mildura resident enjoyed a trip down memory lane this week while paying a special visit to the region. Ross Heard, 85 – who now lives in Adelaide – spent the early part of this week “re- turning to my roots,” while also sharing some personal photographs with the Mildura Weekly. Both photos were taken in the early 1940s, and feature a Mildura Central Primary School class from the era. One of the photos, BE- LOW, shows eight young boys at the back of the old Mildura Methodist Church, with Ross pictured third from the left. “I know at least one of the boys in the picture still lives in Mildura, and I was really keen to share the photo with other residents and show off a bit of the town’s history,” Ross said. “Both photos brought back a lot of memories, and while I was in town I wanted to share them with as many people as I could. “Who knows, someone might recognise themselves!” The second photo was taken at the back of Mildura’s St Margaret’s Church – also in the 1940s. “I still remember when this photo was taken,” Ross said. “Mildura Central School was overloaded at the time, so they sent a class up to the church. “We also used to go up to Mildura High School for our major lessons.” Living in the region from 1937 to 1945, Ross said he often travelled back to Mil- dura to reminisce, and re-visit some of his old stomping grounds. “We moved to Mildura when I was six or seven-years- old,” he said. “We lived at Chaffey’s Bend (now known as Apex Park) in an old weath- ered place. “I used to walk from Chaffey’s Bend to school, which was quite a trek, and I have so many fond memories of the place. “I’ve since been back to have a look at the house (at Chaffey Bend), while also having the chance to re-visit our other family home in Or- ange Avenue.” Ross said his family left Mildura for Adelaide in 1945, with the now retired motor and general engineer calling the City of Churches home ever since. “Every time I come through Mildura it’s unbeliev- able how much it’s changed,” Ross said. “Not even the water tower in Madden Avenue was around in my day, and that’s probably considered one of the main landmarks of the place! “It’s always nice to return to a place that you’ve called home, and I hope someone out there recognises them- selves, or a loved one, in the photo.” Ross takes a trip down memory lane • MEMORIES: Former Mildura resident Ross Heard shares some personal photos with the Mildura Weekly. 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(26-28 Adelaide Street) | www.wentworth.nsw.gov.au Peter Kozlowski GENERAL MANAGER SITUATIONS VACANT ELLERSLIE TIP Wentworth Shire Council would like to advise, as from Monday 17 October 2016, the Ellerslie Tip is closed to the general public and open for local Ellerslie ratepayers and residents use only. For further information please contact Council on (03) 5027 5027. MIDWAY COMMUNITY CENTRE REDEVELOPMENT Community ‘drop in’ session A community ‘drop in’ session will be held on Wednesday 9 November 2016 between 4pm and 6pm. Updated plans of the proposed redevelopment of the Midway Community Centre will be available for the community to view. AUSTRALIA DAY AWARDS LAST DAYS NOMINATE SOMEONE YOU KNOW FOR A WENTWORTH SHIRE AUSTRALIA DAY AWARD Wentworth Shire Council would like to urge all residents and ratepayers to nominate a local resident or community group to be recognised at next year’s Australia Day Awards. Each year we discover amazing people who have assisted in making this a wonderful community. The nominees can be individuals or part of a community group. Council is seeking nominations in the following categories: • Citizen of the Year (must be 18 years of age or over on 26 January 2017). • Young Citizen of the Year (must be under 18 years of age on 26 January 2017). • Community Group of the Year (two or more members - no age limit). • Sporting Team of the Year (two or more members - no age limit). • Sportsperson of the Year (must be 18 years of age or over on 26 January 2017). • Young Sportsperson of the Year (must be under 18 years of age on 26 January 2017). • Environmental Award (individuals or groups). Wentworth Shire Australia Day Award nominations are to be received by Council no later than close of business on Friday 4 November 2016. All nominees will be advised by Council prior to the award presentation at the Australia Day Ceremony on Thursday 26 January 2017 at Junction Reserve, Cadell Street Wentworth. Nomination forms are available from Council’s website www.wentworth.nsw.gov.au or Council’s Office at 26 Adelaide Street, Wentworth, or by telephoning (03) 5027 5027. UPDATE ON THE RISE OF THE MURRAY RIVER Wentworth Shire Council along with NSW State Emergency Services continue to monitor the rise of the Murray River. Mildura Weir levels may reach 36.30 metres AHD and Wentworth levels may reach 32.28 metres AHD. The Murray River will continue to rise into November. Residents who reside near the Levee please be advised that Council staff will be entering your property regularly to monitor high river levels and to conduct any repairs necessary to Council’s registered Levee banks. Further flood bulletins are available from the Bureau of Meteorology’s web site www.bom.gov.au Request for assistance is available by calling NSW SES 132 500. NOTICE OF SHUTDOWN THURSDAY 3 NOVEMBER 2016 Water Main Upgrade (Unfiltered) Wood Street Gol Gol Council would like to advise residents of • Wood Street (between Bligh Street and Dawn Avenue) • Adelaide Street (between Bligh Street and Dawn Avenue • Drings Way • Robert Court That there will be interruptions to the unfiltered water supply. The interruptions should only be for approximately 8 hours from 7.30am. For further information please contact the Roads and Engineering Division on 03 5027 5027. FAR WEST REFORM STORE PERSON - FULL TIME Closing Date: 4pm Thursday 10 November 2016 Council is seeking an enthusiastic and qualified person to fill the position of Store Person, who will be responsible for a variety of duties on a daily basis at the Wentworth Shire Council Depot. Preference will be given to those with experience in general storekeeping duties with hands on experience in ordering and receiving stock, conducting stock takes and inventory control processes. This position requires a sound knowledge in the use of Microsoft Office Suite of Programs including Word, Excel and Outlook, good written and verbal communication skills and a good knowledge of WH&S requirements. A current forklift licence and Chemical Users certificate would be highly regarded. Further information can be downloaded from www.wentworth.nsw.gov.au/council/employment.aspx or by contacting Leigh Ottrey on (03) 5027 5027. PUBLIC NOTICES UPDATE The Mayor and General Manager met with the Minister for Local Government on 18 October regarding the Far West Initiative. At this meeting it was indicated that the due date for submissions to the FWI consultation paper was likely to be put back to a date in November due to the rains over recent few weeks in the Far West. As soon as a new date is known Council will advise residents. The Mayor said that the meeting was a good opportunity to hear about the Far West reform process directly from the Minister. “Since the September Council elections five new Mayors have been elected and we needed to be briefed on the Minister’s views.” The Mayor went on to say that Wentworth Shire Council was continuing to liaise with the other seven councils in the Far West and would finalise points of agreement with the other councils before submissions are due. Council’s current position on the questions asked online by the Office of Local Government in response to the Far West consultation paper will be placed on Council’s website in coming days. Residents who have not already made a submission about the consultation paper are asked to contact Council about the latest due date and for any assistance needed in terms of making a submission. DEVELOPMENT PROPOSALS DEVELOPMENT PROPOSAL An application has been received for consideration of Council for the following proposal: DA2016/137 Supermarket, associated drive through bottle shop and specialty shops Lot 126 DP756946 Sturt Highway Buronga The application and plans relating to the above development may be inspected at the following locations during business hours until 25 November 2016. • Shire Offices Wentworth 26 -28 Adelaide Street Wentworth • Buronga Library Chapman Street Buronga Any person, who feels that their land will be affected or who would like to make a submission regarding the above development can do so in writing to the Wentworth Shire Council (PO Box 81, Wentworth NSW 2648) before 5pm on the above date. OFFICE CLOSURE UNION PICNIC DAY ARRANGEMENTS Tuesday 1 November 2016 Residents and ratepayers are advised that the Council Office and Depot will be closed from 5pm Monday 31 October and will reopen at 8.30am on Wednesday 2 November 2016. The Wentworth Visitor Information Centre will be open as usual from 9am to 5pm. Roadside garbage collection will be as normal on Tuesday 1 November 2016 and the Buronga and Dareton tips will be open. For all water, sewerage, rubbish tip hours, emergency dog matters, stray stock and cemetery emergencies, please call 03 5027 5091 (Marshall Security).
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