Mildura Weekly : Friday February 20 2015 Vol 9 no 15
Distributed FREE every Friday FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2015 WWW.MILDURAWEEKLY.COM.AU VOL 9 #15 AFTER months of silence on one of the biggest and most important infrastructure projects for Sunraysia, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews this week announced that the long-awaited $220million Murray Basin Rail Project will go ahead. See Page 5. NEWS WHEN it comes to travel on land, in the air, and especially on water, Mildura’s Karen Ridge is “just cruising.” After 24 years in the business, Karen has been honoured as a ‘Cruise Master.’ See Page 12. PEOPLE LOCAL rising star Zac Robinson’s ambitions to play tennis professionally have been given a huge boost. The 17-year-old has been awarded the Lancaster Scholarship, and he will soon be travelling to America. See Page 30. SPORT SPEND $10 OR MORE in participating stores and go in the draw to WIN A TOYOTA YARIS OR 1 OF 2 WEEKLY SHOPPING SPREES worth $250!* * A full list of participating businesses are on Page 16. Terms and Conditions apply, see Page 39. CAR & CASH GIVEAWAY VIC PERMIT NO: 14/5654 NSW PERMIT NO: LTPS/15/00206 CAR & CASH GIVEAWAY VIC PERMIT NO: 14/5654 NSW PERMIT NO: LTPS/15/00206 CAR & CASH GIVEAWAY VIC PERMIT NO: 14/5654 NSW PERMIT NO: LTPS/15/00206 CAR & CASH GIVEAWAY MILDURA TOYOTA VIC PERMIT NO: 14/5654 NSW PERMIT NO: LTPS/15/00206 RIVERFRONT ACTION Photograph: PAUL MENSCH By BEN PISCIONERI IT’S hoped the bulk of work on one of the most exciting aspects of the $18m Mildura Riverfront Redevelopment, the Langtree Avenue extension, will be com- pleted by the end of the year. Work is just about to start on the river side stage of the Langtree Avenue extension, which will ulti- mately include stairways and path- ways leading up to the railway line from the riverfront. Mildura Rural City Council Deputy Mayor John Arnold, who also oversees the Mildura River- front Redevelopment Committee, said work on this river side of the project should be completed by July, allowing the second stage to get under way closer to Seventh Street and Mildura’s central busi- ness district. • Continued Page 2 • Mildura Rural City Councillors, including Deputy Mayor John Arnold (pictured briefing WIN Television journalist Emily White), as well as key stakeholders were taken on a tour of the Mildura Riverfront Redevelopment yesterday. INSET, an artist’s impression of the water play area.
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