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Mid Murray Council acknowledge volunteers

Mid Murray Council acknowledge volunteers

Councillors from Mid Murray Council were out in force when Council hosted a special Council Reception for Volunteers at Sedan Hall last Tuesday.

Cr Kevin Meyers introduced his councillors on the night and paid tribute to the local volunteers of the area. 

He said without the many volunteers it would cost council a lot more to achieve things for the community and he thanked everyone for their attendance.

In absence of Mayor Dave Burgess, Cr Meyers highlighted a list of works undertaken in the Sedan, Cambrai, Truro and Keyneton areas.

Sedan

Council is continuing to finalise actions in relation to unsightly, unsafe or unhealthy premises in Sedan.

Discussions continue to be undertaken with the Department of Planning Transport and Infrastructure and the community to realign the Sedan intersection with possible funding under the Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Programme.

Council allocated $28,200 in 2014/15 to undertake maintenance works for Sedan Hall. Council worked with the hall committee and the works were completed in June, 2015.

Council worked with state agencies and the community in establishing the Mid Murray Suicide Prevention Network with a grant of $10,000.

The Mid Murray Council received $30,000 under the Natural Disaster Resilience Fund to produce a bushfire community diary, school programmes and community events supporting recovery and resilience.

Neighbour’s nights were held across the areas affected by the Eden Valley Bushfire, including one held in Sedan on February 9 for the Sedan/Cambrai community.

This was an initiative of the Eden Valley Bushfire Recovery Project focus on the community developing Community Fire Safe Groups. (Springton, Eden Valley and Mt. Pleasant were the other events).

Cambrai

Significant works have been undertaken over the last two years on the Cambrai Swimming Pool – over $60,000 spent in the last two years.

The pool continues to be well utilised for Cambrai and the surrounding areas.

National Youth Week is currently being celebrated and one of Mid Murray Council’s main events, “Sciworld’s Spacedome” was held at the Cambrai Hall on April 8.

Truro

Following the holding of a community information meeting and surveys sent to landowners, Council decided to proceed with the Community Wastewater Management System at Truro.

Estimated cost of the scheme was $3 million with around $2.56 million subsidy.

For the full story see this week’s edition of The Leader.