Mildura Weekly : Friday November 4 Vol 11 No 1
22 MILDURA WEEKLY YEAR 10 FARMING SPIRIT VOLUME 10 ISSUE 4 NOVEMBER 27 2015 OUR November 27 issue featured one of our more popular front pages, and an inspiring story to match, displaying the community spirit and mateship that makes living in a regional area so special. Meringur-based grain farmers banded together to donate their time and machinery to help fellow farmer David Schilling, who was seriously injured and unable to harvest his 1000-acre grain property. Dozens of farmers banded together for the cause. Our front page picture features David’s father, Harold. Other major stories in this issue included a warning from police and firefighters to remain vigilant following a series of recklessly lit fires. In the three months leading up to this issue, 12 out of 30 fires were the result of carelessness. We also caught up with one of Australia’s most respected journalists, Geraldine Doogue, who was in Mildura to speak at Mallee Family Care’s annual general meeting. Distributed FREE every Friday FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2015 WWW.MILDURAWEEKLY.COM.AU VOL 10 #04 In one of the most inspiring community triumphs of recent times, Millewa farmers rallied yesterday to help out a mate, and no-one was more pleased with the effort than Harold Schilling. See Page 5 to find out all about... A day for DavePhotograph: PAUL MENSCH StingoseGelBlister 25g $699ea †SAVE$1.70 OFF RRP *Your pharmacist will advise you whether thispreparation is suitable for your condition. Always read the label. Use only asdirected. If symptoms persist,see your healthcare professional. **Vitamins may only be of assistance if dietary intake is inadequate. The pharmacist reserves the right not to supply when contrary to our professional and ethical obligation. Retail quantities only. 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By VINNIE RODI WENTWORTH Shire Council is consider- ing relocating its headquarters to the former Wentworth Services Sporting Club. Council has allocated $850,000 in its 2016/17 draft Operational Plan “to purchase and fit out the Wentworth Services Club building,” which has remained vacant since its closure in June 2015. The draft Operational Plan was offi- cially endorsed by Council yesterday, with Wentworth Shire Council general manager Peter Kozlowski and Wentworth Mayor Bill Wheeldon, ABOVE, confirming earlier this week that the purchase of the building was one of many options being explored by Council. “It’s certainly one option we are looking at as part of the Sustainable Wentworth Strat- egy (also endorsed by Council at yesterday’s meeting),” Mr Kozlowski said. “Obviously it will come down to Council whether this is the way forward, and if that decision is made then funding needs to be available to act. “The allocation of funding is there should councillors wish to move forward with this option in the 2016/17 financial year. ” Cr Wheeldon said should the move go ahead, it would be done “gradually” over time. “We have certainly been exploring the prospect, and I think we all love the idea of having a prominent civic building in the middle of town,” he said. Cr Wheeldon said should the move be- come a reality, Council’s offices and cham- bers would be relocated to the site, while the building’s atrium would be main- tained. Wentworth’s public library, visitor information centre and meeting rooms would also be housed in the building. “We’re not planning on making any great alterations to the building,” Cr Wheeldon said. Mr Kozlowski said it was not anticipat- ed that Council would require the entire building for its operations, with the option there to transform some of the site into other offices. “Again this is one option we are ex- ploring... the conversation is ongoing,” he said. News of the Wentworth Services Club’s financial woes originally broke back in March 2014, with the club reportedly ow- ing more than $600,000 to community groups at that time. By June that same year the club went into liquidation, and it was only an 11th hour bid – which included contributions from the community – that forced a last- minute decision from a secured creditor to save the club. The Kelly Group took over ownership of the building soon after, and worked to reopen the club before it was closed for good in mid-2015. • Continued Page 2 Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections are now available at Sunraysia Medical Imaging. PRP injections are used for the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries including tendons, muscles & joints. PRP uses the growth factors and natural healing cells in your own blood to help repair the damage and treat pain in such injuries. PRP injections are offered when trials of corticosteroid injections have had limited effect. For information on your suitability for PRP injections please consult your doctor. PRP Injections do not attract a Medicare Rebate For appointments and enquiries contact us: 5 Healthscope Court, Mildura Phone: 5023 7477 | Mildura Base Hospital Cnr 13th St & Ontario Ave Mildura Phone: 5022 3838 SUNRAYSIA Medical Imaging Medical Imaging Medical Immag aginingg WENTWORTH COUNCIL ON THE MOVE VOLUME 10 ISSUE 27 MAY 13 2016 IN what would be one of the biggest moves for the Wentworth Shire Council in decades, the Mildura Weekly reported on the organisation’s push to relocate to the former Wentworth Services Sporting Club building and spoke to then mayor Cr Bill Wheeldon about the plan. This issue also covered crisis talks among Sunraysia’s table grape growers in the wake of the ongoing fruit fly epidemic, which continues to cost the industry millions of dollars in additional treatments for export produce. Cr Wheeldon was again in the news this issue, giving his ringing endorsement to New South Wales Government plans to introduce a container deposit scheme. One of the many colour stories featured in his issue tackled a plan to transform Deakin Avenue’s iconic Sugar Gums into pieces of art. Based on an idea from one of our readers, it was suggested that if the Sugar Gums needed to go for safety reasons, their trunks should remain and be turned into wood carvings. It’s an initiative which has proven successful in several other municipalities.
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