Berrigan Shire Council's draft budget flags toilets, flag poles and fruit fly defences for Barooga in the coming financial year.TONI BRIENT April 16, 2014 3:03am
Barooga residents have been promised a $100
Barooga Advancement Group president Darrell Bowden said he hoped councillors would vote to increase allocated funding for the Barooga walking track.
Mr Bowden estimated the track would cost $70
He said BAG never asked council for a specific amount, but said he believed council knew the project’s cost.
‘‘That still hasn’t been passed (by councillors),’’ Mr Bowden said.
‘‘We’re hoping the shire can budget $70
Berrigan corporate services director Matt Hansen said $40
Barooga Botanical Gardens Committee president Geoffrey Brentnall welcomed the announcement of funding for a new toilet block at the gardens, and said he was eager to see the plans for the project.
He said he expected council to renovate the existing toilet block, rather than build a new one.
‘‘It’ll be a pretty good toilet block for $100
‘‘I think the renovation to the toilet block would enhance the garden.’’
Cobram Fruit Growers Association president Frank Diaco said he was pleased to hear council was supporting farmers through a fruit fly mitigation program.
The budget listed $5000 for the program, which council said would contribute to the purchase of baits and an education program.
The funds add to $5000 carried from last year’s budget, with a further $5000 indicated for 2015-16.
Mr Diaco estimated it would cost council almost $20
‘‘You’d hope Moira Shire would contribute some (as well), but I would hope the (Victorian) State Government would come to the party, also,’’ Mr Diaco said.
Mr Bowden said he was pleased with the overall budget.
‘‘We’ve got everything on our wishlist,’’ he said.
Council estimates a $24
Mr Hansen said revenue for the budget period was estimated at $24
Council’s total expenditure for 2014-15 was estimated to be $25
The facilitator of a new program to help empower women with a disability to become leaders in the community says it is time to stand up.
The Mulwala Lions had satisfying and hard fought win, in difficult conditions, against last year’s grand finalists at Lonsdale Reserve on Saturday.
The second annual Bonnie and Clyde Rods, Rats and Rides Festival fired up at Tatura Park at the weekend (April 11-12), drawing thousands of petrol heads and rockabilly music lovers to Tatura.
Leitchville-Gunbower claimed honours in its A grade showdown against Lockington-Bamawm United yesterday, 53-31.
Hundreds rose early for Dawn Services across the district on Saturday to commemorate 100 years since the Gallipoli landings.
Kyabram and District Sportstar of the Year nominations finalised
Three local clubs get together at Kings Park.
Tributes flow for Finley's inspiring mother, friend and farming advocate Jennifer Hawkins
A visit by Coliban Water to Heathcote last week provided residents with a chance to quiz staff about water and sewer services.
A new book, Men from the River Bends, honours Cobram-Barooga and district soldiers who paid the ultimate sacrifice after enlisting in World War 1.
The Deniliquin Domestic Violence Liaison Committee hosted a community lunch at the ‘Rocket Park’ on Thursday to celebrate the launch of its new banner.
Widespread rain late last week and on Saturday put a smile on the faces of farmers preparing to sow crops or waiting for weeds to emerge on early-sown rye-grass.
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