Moira Shire to roll out organic waste bins for residents.TONI BRIENT May 6, 2014 3:58am
Don't panic, it's organic: Moira Shire Cr Wendy Buck prepares to unveil new organic waste bins to residents.
Moira Shire is going green with the implementation of an organic waste collection program to be rolled out across the region’s four major towns, including Cobram.
Under the scheme, households will be given a new 240
Moira Shire councillors voted at last month’s council meeting in Yarroweyah to implement the program, which is funded by Resource GV and Sustainability Victoria, from September 1.
Council estimates Moira residents generate about 4000
The organic waste collection program is estimated to cost $180
Council will receive $145
Also at the meeting, councillors voted to finalise the employment contract of incoming chief executive Mark Henderson.
The former Mildura Rural City Council chief executive was hired in March and will start work on May 19 on a five-year contract.
Cr Ed Cox said he hoped Mr Henderson would help councillors ‘‘work as a team together and respect each other’’.
‘‘I think it’s a step in the right direction for our future,’’ Cr Cox said.
Cr Brian Keenan said he thought it was the most important decision councillors would make during their terms on council.
Cr Keenan also thanked acting chief executive Peter Bertolus for assuming the role after former chief executive Gary Arnold was sacked by councillors in October.
Mr Bertolus will return to his previous position as a Moira director next month.
Councillors also voted to join neighbouring Campaspe Shire Council to lobby the Victorian Government to fully fund the State Emergency Service, voted to support a Hume region campaign to prevent domestic violence against women and children, and adopted a draft four-year economic strategy plan.
The sky is the limit for Wanganui Year 12 VCAL student Leigh Polan, 18, who decided to create two posters examining birdlife around the school.
The under 16 Pigeons kick started the YFNC's finals campaign with a resounding victory over the Paul Spargo led Scots College in the Grand Final of the AWJFL Elwyn Langford Shield at the Albury Sports Ground on Sunday.
Greater Shepparton City Council was successful in securing the National Cutting Horse Association Victorian Futurity Cutting Horse Championships for 2014 and 2015, with this year’s event scheduled from September 10-14 at Tatura Park.
An ad for the Healthy Ageing Project will be filmed in Echuca, Rushworth and Rochester today.
More than $15,000 was raised at a family day on Sunday. The event was to raise money for the families of Barry Purtell and Dave Lobb.
Book Week gets colourful turnout.
Deaprtment of Environment and Primary Industries unhappy about Mt Disappointment vandals.
Jerilderie Shire deputy mayor Ruth McRae handed the key over for the new Rural Fire Service station last Friday.
Farmers have a new weapon in the fight against mice.
Cobram kids learn about health with hospital as state-wide obesity campaign is launched.
Murray Irrigation to search for new boss after Anthony Couroupis finishes with the company.
A few anxious customers were outside the closed gates of the failed Bee-Jay Machinery business on Goulburn Valley Hwy in Shepparton on Tuesday morning, wondering what would become of deposits they had paid for tractors and other machinery.
The Benalla Indian Myna Action Group will pay a $1 per bird bounty on live birds delivered to CAL farm. National Party MP Bill Sykes donated $100 to fund the bounty.
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