Mildura Weekly : Friday May 30 2014 Vol 8 No 30
Mildura Weekly – 30/05/14 17 www.milduraphonebook.com.au TOMORROW marks a mile- stone day for Mildura, with residents encouraged to take part in the third annual Mil- dura Day celebrations. This year will see Mildura Day participants celebrate the 127th anniversary since the Chaffey Brothers signed an indenture which officially saw the town become Australia’s first irrigation colony, with the Chaffey Trail Reference Group to host a variety of events to help commemorate the day. Everything from book launches to movie showings and a full day of family fun will be included, with Mil- dura Rural City Councillor Mark Eckel – who is also the Chairman of the Chaffey Trail Reference Group – encourag- ing residents to embrace the experience. “Since the formation of the reference group in July 2007, we have worked hard to find new ways to celebrate our irrigation history, and to give both the community and visi- tors to our region a sense of our past,” he said. “This anniversary cele- brates one of the more impor- tant days in our local modern history. On this day in 1887, Canadian brothers George and William Benjamin Chaffey signed an indenture between Her Majesty Queen Victoria – represented by Sir Henry Brougham Loch of the Colony of Victoria – which formalised Mildura as the na- tion’s first irrigation colony. “The Chaffey brothers were developing an irriga- tion settlement in Ontario, California when they met Victoria’s Cabinet Minister at the time Alfred Deakin – who was visiting America on a fact- finding mission. “Their plans were then adapted to suit Mildura, and they developed a series of steam-driven pumps to lift water from the river.” Cr Eckel said the Chaffey brothers vision for Mildura extended beyond the poten- tial to irrigate, with the aim to include schools and a vibrant community. “May 31 is a great chance to reflect on the city’s history,” he said. This year’s celebrations will take place at Psyche Pumps, with the day’s busy schedule to include free tours of the pumps, a period cos- tume ‘best dressed’ competi- tion, olden day games and food, and a re-enactment of the disagreement between Richard Tangye and George Chaffey over the design of the pumps. “Many people might not realise George Chaffey had to fight hard to have his irriga- tion dream taken seriously,” Cr Eckel said. “The purpose of this day is to keep alive the story of the Chaffey brothers and their irrigation dream.” Local author Fay Mannes will also share the recent his- tory of Mildura through her children’s book ‘How did Mil- dura start Grandma?’ on the day. “Fay has written a chil- dren’s story about the Chaffey Brothers, which tells the his- tory of how they came to make Mildura their home,” Cr Eckel said. “While it is a book aimed at children, I think a lot of adults could learn from this lovely story as well.” Fay said she had writ- ten the book with her three grandchildren in mind. “Writing is very much a hobby for me,” she said. “I have a big interest in writing little stories, mainly about my family history and more recently milestones in my grandchildren’s lives. “My aim through this book was to educate my grandchildren about the re- gion’s history. “I’m really happy with how it (the book) has come up, it’s simple to read, easy to follow and the information really sticks in young chil- dren’s minds.” Mildura Day celebra- tions will run from 11am to 3pm tomorrow at the Psyche Pumps (Kings Billabong), with more information avail- able by contacting Julie Jewell on 5018 8100. 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Applications 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 Friday 13 June, 2014 to be considered at Council’s Ordinary Council meeting in July. 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. PS RUBY CRUISES Queen’s Birthday Weekend 7 June 2014 - 9 June 2014 Full Cruise - Wentworth to Lock 9 and return for a 2 night, 3 day cruise departing Wentworth Saturday 9.30am. Visit the Kulnine Steam Pumps, Meringur Pioneer Village, Werrimull Hotel and a historical woolshed. Returning to Wentworth Monday 12 noon. $335 includes all meals and accommodation. Short Cruise 1 - Saturday Wentworth to Lock 9, arriving 5pm. $55 includes meals. Return transport not available. Short Cruise 2 - Sunday 11am-12noon leaving Lock 9 and return, $15. Short Cruise 3 - Monday 8.30am leaving Fort Courage to Wentworth, through Lock 10 11.30am. $25 includes Morning Tea. Tickets and information available from Wentworth Visitor Information Centre, telephone 5027 5080. DEATH BY CHOCOLATE SUNDAY 1 JUNE 2014 2-4PM Spend a lazy Sunday afternoon with friends indulging in your favourite chocolate dishes at the annual High Tea in the Magenta Woolshed at the Australian Inland Botanic Gardens. Tickets $25 available from the Wentworth Visitor Information Centre, AIBG & Teabreak. DEVELOPMENT CONSENTS GRANTED IN APRIL 2014 Copies of these consents are available for inspection at the Shire Offices Wentworth between the hours of 8.30am and 5.00pm Monday to Friday, public holidays excepted. This notice is made in accordance with the provisions of Section 101 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EP&A Act). 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DA12/077 65 Lot Subdivision Pine Road Lot 1 DP 874274 & Lot 198 DP 756946 Gol Gol DA13/085 Two Lot Subdivision 509 Pitman Avenue Part of Lot 2 DP 857217 Buronga DA13/111 6 Lot Subdivision Carramar Drive Lot 1 of Unregistered Plan (DA10/140) of Lot2& 4DP1093795 Gol Gol DA14/016 Replacement of Two Old Sheds at George Gordon Oval with One New Steel Framed Three Bay Shed Matong Street Lot 7011 DP 1101609 Reserve 61503 Dareton DA14/017 Dwelling - Deferred Commencement 370 Gol Gol North Road Lot 142 DP 756946 Gol Gol DA14/019 Mooring Site 141 Darling Street Darling River Adjacent to Lot 1 DP797446 Wentworth S96/14/004 Modify DA12/075 to Relocate Site for the Dwelling and Approval of DA12/075 (Deferred Commencement) to proceed Bonnie Doon Road “Tanemera” Lot 2 DP 530098 Monak DA14/022 Shade Sail to be constructed over Existing Pool 24 Katrina Court Lot 19 DP 1038712 Gol Gol DA14/024 Extractive Industry -Twin Wells - Gravel Pit 12330 “Popiltah Station” Silver City Lot 4736 DP 760432 Highway Via Wentworth DA14/025 Storage Shed 194a Boggabilla Road Lot 1 DP 1135058 Dareton DA14/026 Storage Shed 27 Wentworth Street Lot 1 DP 1190353 Wentworth DA14/027 Extension to Existing Garage/ Shed 14 Jacaranda Road Lot 1 DP 1113004 Coomealla DA14/032 Dwelling - Deferred Commencement River Road Lot 2 DP 170758 Pomona DA14/033 Undercover Shade Structure/ Shelter for Seating Area at the Alcheringa Pre School 4 Burns Street Lot 7305 DP 1141029 Gol Gol WENTWORTH SHIRE COUNCIL 25 JUNE 2014 COUNCIL MEETING The next Ordinary Council Meeting will be held at Council Chambers on 25 June 2014 to begin at 9.00am. LIBRARY CLOSURE - 5 JUNE 2014 The Wentworth branch of the Shire Libraries will be closed on THURSDAY 5TH JUNE. Due to work on the power lines in the area, the library will remain closed all day, and will re-open at 10.30 am on Friday 6th June. We apologise for any inconvenience this will cause.
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