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.
Two men charged over the armed robbery of a Shepparton service station have been remanded in custody until next week.
The 2014 Yarrawonga Mulwala Multisport Festival has been hailed a huge success by organisers and participants alike.
The fifth annual King Billy Retreat Open Garden Party will be held at Rushworth on Saturday and Sunday, October 25-26, from 10 am to 4 pm.
Echuca College students Calum Pearson, Luke Judd, Kiriana Epararma, Harriet Nilon, Kyle Melhuish and Stephanie Chong are heading to China.
A former Rochester resident is helping women with their confidence and their horses.
Accusations of bullying, disrespect and dangerous conduct.
And the school's best all-rounder for this year.
Finley's Mark Whiley has been traded from the GWS Giants to Carlton - the club he has supported all his life.
District residents are being invited to enjoy Oktooberfest celebrations at Tooborac Hotel and Brewery.
Momentum builds for the greatest show in Cobram, with young and old expected to lap up family attractions in sunny conditions.
Water users have welcomed the governments' announcement of a $350 million package for new irrigation efficiency programs in NSW, but say water availability is in need of improvement.
Farmers and anyone interested in big boys’ toys will be fascinated to check out an unmanned helicopter in action at an Ardmona orchard.
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