Grants available for National Youth Week
Member for Shepparton, Jeanette Powell is encouraging the youth of the Shepparton district to apply for grants to fund events that celebrate and recognise their contribution to the community.
Ms Powell said these grants aim to promote positive images of young people where they showcase their talents and get involved in a range of youth-led activities.
Applications must be submitted by 5pm Friday, December 9, 2011. For further information on NYW 2012, or for an alternative way to submit a grant application, please contact Kate Duncan at the Office for Youth on (03) 9935 3023.
Victoria Police has began the first phase of its Summer Stay road enforcement campaign, Operation RAID.
RAID stands for Remove All Impaired Drivers, and police aim to do just that.
Police will be conducting drink and drug driving testing in all areas of the state, at all times of the day and night.
Road Policing Superintendent, Neville Taylor said motorists should be warned – drink and drive and you will be caught.
“We are now well and truly in the festive time of year and this comes with a heightened risk of drink and drug driving on our roads.”
Operation RAID will run from Friday, 18 November through to Sunday, 11 December. The operation is phase one of the Victoria Police summer enforcement campaign, Summer Stay, which runs until 8 January.
Memorial arch works progressing
The Shire of Campaspe has received approval for the restoration plan from Heritage Victoria for the historic red gum archway in the Victoria Park precinct in Echuca.
Council has appointed a local contractor, Bourke Builders, to undertake the works and is now sourcing seasoned red gum from local suppliers before works commence on-the-ground.
The archway, constructed by the Echuca community to celebrate the visit of the Colonial Governor, Sir Henry Brougham Loch in 1884, was originally erected in High Street Echuca. The Moama Redgum Sawmill Company supplied the redgum and paid for the structure’s erection. After the Governor’s visit it was relocated to its present location, at the road entrance to Victoria Park, with alterations made to increase its stability. In the 1940’s some further alterations were made as part of refurbishment works.
Yarrawonga public art installed
Yarrawonga’s first public artwork stands poignantly on the Murray Valley Highway between Yarrawonga and Bundalong.
The artwork is six metres high and 1.4 metres wide and depicts Indigenous Australians
and native flora and fauna through two large rustic panels.
The artworks, also known as ‘Lake Mulwala Dreaming’, will be unveiled in conjunction with the Yarrawonga Arts Council’s Music in the Park event. The annual event will be held on Sunday, December 11 from 5pm to 7pm at 6pm.
New Councillor Peter Mansfield
Moira Shire Council’s new Councillor Peter Mansfield has been declared as elected and invited to take the Oath of Office on Monday, November 21 2011 to formalise his position as a Councillor.
An extraordinary vacancy arose on Moira Shire Council after the resignation of Councillor Judy Heather.
Councillor elect Peter Mansfield is a Yarrawonga resident and previous Yarrawonga Shire Councillor.
“I am looking forward to the challenges and working with staff, elected Councillors and the community in the advancement of Moira Shire,” he said.
Moira Shire Mayor Ed Cox congratulated the Councillor elect on his appointment.