Mildura Weekly : Friday February 3 Vol 11 No 13
NEWS 15 FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 03, 2017 MILDURAWEEKLY.COM.AU • From Page 6 “Council wants a policy that is clear for everybody, instead the decisions they are making are confusing everybody. Council has two choices: maintain a level play- ing field and enforce their own planning scheme, or go back, review the policy and the scheme, and change it. “My view is that they should do the lat- ter.” VCAT is scheduled to hear the matter in May this year, with the project on hold until the issue is decided. In a statement issued to the Mildura Weekly this week, Council said it had is- sued a notice of decision to grant a permit. Council said it was also aware the mat- ter has been referred to VCAT, and that it would be inappropriate for Council to make comment prior to VCAT making a final decision on the application. Planning scheme needs overhaul: Costa Council wants to close library without revealing financials • From Page 5 Irymple Progress As- sociation held a meeting on Tuesday which was attended by 50 people, including Mildura coun- cillors Ali Cupper, Min Poole, Simon Clemence, Anthony Cirillo, Jason Modica and Mark Eckel. The meeting high- lighted the wage of Li- brary’s sole staff member, who works 28 hours a week, as well as the need for a drop-off box and better opening hours. Irymple Progress Association president, Dorothy Knight, said it seemed ridiculous that Council couldn’t provide accurate figures for the Li- brary that may be forced to close its doors as early as August. “They need to provide a figure before they can close us down, they can’t say that the Library is run- ning at a loss when they can’t tell us what that loss is,” Mrs Knight said. “I don’t see how they can say they are saving $200,000 when they can’t tell us what the fig- ures are, it doesn’t add up. “And what figure was the library expected to reach to remain viable? They don’t have the an- swers.” TAKE some great live music, add a dash of delicious food and sprinkle in some out- standing local beverages and you have the recipe for a good night out. Top it off with Australian music legend Russell Morris and ‘Get Your Blues On’ is ready for service. The annual blues show is back again in 2017, taking place at the Old Mildura Home- stead on Saturday, April 1. The inclusion, however, of an interna- tional food court and local beverage distrib- utors have turned the evening into a dinner show to remember. Steve Timmis will bring a selection of gins from his brand new Fossey’s Ginporium down for tasters, a new craft beer will be cre- ated by Mildura Brewery especially for the event, and Sunraysia Cellar Door will have its own wine retreat. Mildura Entertainment’s David Storer, who has created the event, hoped for num- bers of well over 600 people to attend. “It is a fantastic night out,” Mr Storer said. “I really wanted to step it up a level this year and with the level of performers lined up and the catering to go with it. It should be great fun. “Russell Morris is an amazing artist. He has won ARIA awards for his last three al- bums. It is worth the price of admission just to see him. “When the sun goes down, the Woolshed and the trees are lit up, and it looks brilliant.” Other artists set to take the stage include Melbourne female duo Miss Whiskey, Ad- elaide roots group The Keith Hall Band, solo blues man Mick Bennet, A.K.A. Rusty Bon- net, and local blues groups Old Dogs, New Tricks and The Daddeo’s. ‘The Real Thing’ singer Morris received critical acclaim for his last two blues albums, which pertain to some of the most iconic moments, characters and events in Austra- lian history. ‘Sharkmouth’ was the highest selling al- bum in Australia in 2013, while the 2014 fol- low up ‘Van Diemen’s Land’ was the highest charting album in Morris’s 50 years in music, debuting at number four on the ARIA album charts. Morris has now released the third and fi- nal album in the Australian series, titled ‘Red Dirt – Red Heart’. Mildura Entertainment’s event will take place on Saturday, April 1, at the Old Mildura Homestead from 3pm. Tickets are $45 for the fully catered event, and people are encouraged to book tables of six to eight people. Tickets are available for purchase from Sunraysia Cellar Door, corner of Tenth Street and Lime Avenue. Blues, booze and food a good mix • THE REAL THING: Music legend Russell Morris will headline Get Your Blues On at the Old Mildura Homestead. By Mitch Rodd email@example.com @MilduraWeekly @MilduraWeekly 46-48 Lemon Avenue, Mildura PO Box 5050, Mildura 3502 Ph (03) 5022 8719 James: 0474 970 794 www.absgroundworks.com firstname.lastname@example.org Go for bitumen... all weather surface! ARE YOU FED UP WITH LOSING YOUR DRIVEWAY? 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