Mildura Weekly : Friday January 5 Vol 12 No 9
NEWS 17 FRIDAY, JANUARY 5, 2018 MILDURAWEEKLY.COM.AU Timmis Speedway THE Timmis Speedway Sprintcar Allstars late model sedans and modified sedan series is on tomorrow night. Gates open at 3pm, with racing to start at 6.30pm. Entry for adults is $20, concession is $15, with chil- dren under 16 free if accom- panied by an adult. For more information contact 0427 257 041, or visit www.milduraspeed- way.com. Red Cliffs Market BARCLAY Square will be the venue for the Red Cliffs Country Market this Sunday from 9am to 1pm. Boasting more than 100 stalls of crafts, plants, fresh produce, bric-a-brac and food, there is something for everyone. There will be live enter- tainment, a sausage sizzle and rides for the kids. For more information contact 0458 907 226. Military Museum open MEMORABILIA from the Boer War through to East Timor is on display to the public this Sunday from 10am to 3.30pm. Located at the RSL on Jamieson Avenue in Red Cliffs, artefacts cover all ser- vices. Entry is $2 for adults with children free. LOCAL residents and visitors to the Red Cliffs shopping precinct have enjoyed the area’s new look over the holiday period following the installation of artificial lawn on the kerb- side sections of footpaths in Ilex Street and Indi Avenue. Red Cliffs’ shopping precinct was given a facelift following the 2016 Remembrance Day storms, with the idea born from a meeting with a group of local businesses and Mildura Rural City Council. The Red Cliffs area was heavily impacted by the 2016 storms, in particular buildings in the township’s main streets. Several businesses have relocated since the storm, with many enduring stock damage and requiring a major clean-up to be back in business. Responding to a request from the business group, Council sought funding from Emer- gency Management Victoria to implement the streetscape rejuvenation idea. Since the 2016 storms, Council has dedicated staff to assist recovery within the community, in addition to the recovery of Council roads, buildings and other assets. Council’s Community Recovery Executive Officer, Kerryne McClelland, said it had been wonderful working with engaged businesses to create something positive and uplifting for the community. “There’s a real buzz around town and this is just the start,” she said. Kerryne hasn’t only been working with businesses in her role, she has also assisted eligible primary producers in receiving Clean Up and Restoration Grants, as well as helping residents in both Merbein and Red Cliffs with information events and one-on-one sessions on insurance issues. She highlighted the difficult plight of businesses impacted by the 2016 storms. “Businesses which were greatly impacted were left without any assistance, and it was a hard slog for many of them to get back on their feet, so we wanted to find a way to as- sist,” Kerryne said. Council’s recovery work is ongoing, and currently involves engagement with the Mer- bein community, working on projects to en- hance well-being and resilience. The business group in Red Cliffs working with Council has a wealth of ideas to enhance their community – with their next goal to up- grade the street furniture (seating and bin en- closures) in the shopping precinct. Council will now work with local com- munity groups and businesses on this project. Red Cliffs businesses that wish to be in- volved with the streetscaping project can con- tact Council on 5018 8614 for more informa- tion. What’s on Red Cliffs precinct undergoes facelift • Red Cliffs Butchery owner Ben Gathercole showcases the area’s revamped streetscape. 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Go to www.wentworth.nsw.gov.au Tel: (03) 5027 5027 | Fax: (03) 5027 5000 | Email: email@example.com PO Box 81, Wentworth NSW 2648 (26-28 Adelaide Street) | www.wentworth.nsw.gov.au SHIREFocus THE SHIRE ON TWO RIVERS WENTWORTH PUBLIC NOTICES EXTRAORDINARY MEETING OF COUNCIL Wednesday 10 January 2018, commencing 5.30pm Residents and ratepayers are advised that an Extraordinary meeting of Council is to be held on Wednesday 10 January 2018 at Council Chambers, Short Street, Wentworth. The meeting will commence at 5.30pm. The purpose of this Extraordinary meeting is to consider Development Application DA2016/137 Supermarket Associated Bottleshop and Specialty Shops Buronga. DONATIONS, CONTRIBUTIONS & GRANTS Council wishes to advise that the next round of applications to access Council’s Donations, Contributions and Grants funding is now open. Application forms are available from the Council office, the Wentworth Visitor Information Centre, or can be downloaded from our website http://www.wentworth.nsw.gov.au/community/ community-grants.aspx All applications are to be received by Council no later than Friday 19th January 2018 to be considered at Council’s Ordinary Council meeting in February 2017. 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. ROAD CONSTRUCTION & INTERSECTION UPGRADES Sturt Highway at Gol Gol from Tuesday 9 January 2018 Wentworth Shire Council is working in partnership with Roads and Maritime Services to undertake 850 meters of road construction work on the Sturt Highway at Gol Gol, which involves road widening, new pavement construction and asphalt surfacing. The shared-pathway opposite Midway Drive will also be upgraded for improved accessibility. Work will start on Tuesday 9 January 2018 and take about three months to complete, weather permitting. There will be some temporary traffic changes to make sure the work zone is safe. Access to some properties may be restricted at times and will be managed by traffic control staff. Lane closures and a reduced speed limit of 40 kilometers/hour will be in place and may affect travel times. Keep to speed limits and follow the direction of traffic controllers and signs. The site may also be reduced to one lane at times. Council will try to minimize duration to traffic whenever possible. The intersection at Midway Drive may be closed for five days later during the work. In this event, a detour will be provided. Alternate access will be provided while minor realignment is carried out to the existing shared pathway on the southern side of the highway. For more information about these works please contact Roads and Engineering Division (03) 5027 5027. AUSTRALIA DAY CELEBRATIONS Friday 26 January 2018 Buronga Wetlands – breakfast from 7.30am catered by Gol Gol Lions Club with official flag-raising ceremony. Wentworth Junction Park – 11 .00am – live music from Mildura Brass Band, flag raising and official Australia Day Awards Ceremony. Simon Rule ACTING GENERAL MANAGER EMPLOYMENT WHAT’S ON WATER AND WASTEWATER OPERATOR R2017/43 2 x Full Time Permanent Positions Closing Date: 4.00pm Tuesday 9 January 2018 Council is seeking an enthusiastic individual with a willingness to learn and motivated to establish a career in the water industry. As a member of the Water and Waste Water team, you will be required to undertake duties in support of Council’s day to day operations, ensuring water treatment plants and sewerage reticulation networks are operated and maintained in accordance with best practice. You will be responsible for ensuring that potable water is efficiently and effectively delivered to consumers in the Council’s townships. This position is subject to the satisfactory completion of a three month probationary period and has a commencement salary of $54,218.27 per annum including superannuation. Further information can be downloaded from www.wentworth.nsw.gov.au/employment.aspx or by contacting Glen Norris on (03) 5027 5027. CRICKET MATCH Saturday 20th January, George Gordon Oval, Mitchell Street, Dareton, 6pm onwards A fun, social cricket match presented by Coomealla Wentworth Cricket Club, staged under lights at the Dareton Oval. Anabranch vs Pooncarie teams featuring former Australian cricketers, and Phil Emery. There will also be a display from Marie Kelly of RAMHP, with information to raise awareness of Men’s Mental Health. BBQ tea supplied for $10 per family and drinks available to purchase. Enjoyment for all the family. For further information contact Sholto Douglas on 0409 823 061. MEETING DATES January/February 2018 - Ordinary Council Meeting Dates • Ordinary Council meeting commencing at 6.30pm, Wednesday 17 January 2018, Council Chambers, Short Street Wentworth. • Ordinary Council meeting commencing at 6.30pm, Wednesday 7 February 2018, Council Chambers, Short Street Wentworth. • Ordinary Council meeting commencing at 6.30pm, Wednesday 21 February 2018, Council Chambers, Short Street Wentworth. Members of the public are most welcome to attend any of the above meetings. The Business Papers will be available on Council’s website http://www.wentworth. nsw.gov.au/council-agenda-minutes.aspx three days prior to the meeting date. MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR On behalf of Councillors and Staff of Wentworth Shire Council, I take the opportunity to welcome you to 2018 and wish you a happy new year. As we enter the New Year, full of excitement and anticipation, it is an opportune time to remind residents and ratepayers that Council is here to represent and work with the community. I therefore encourage the community to continue to engage with your Councillors and Council staff as we strive to make the Wentworth Shire a better place to live, work and play. To that point Council will continue to work with all levels of Government to advocate for the current and future needs of the community. The iconic PS Ruby will be moored at the Junction as part of the Australia Day celebrations, in a static display and open for interested people to board via gold coin donation. Lunch will be available from 12.00 at a cost of $5 per adult and a gold coin donation for children under 10. Dareton Senior Citizens Clubrooms- 3.00pm – 5.00pm. Dareton Community Action Team invite you to an afternoon of singing and afternoon tea.
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