The Echuca company conducting the Peppin Heritage Centre survey work plans to open a store in Deniliquin next month.ZOE MCMAUGH June 17, 2014 3:17am
The Echuca company conducting the Peppin Heritage Centre survey work has announced it will not be an ‘‘out-of-town’’ company much longer.
North East Survey Design Echuca has confirmed it will be opening a Deniliquin office next month.
Deniliquin’s Advanced Survey Technology surveyor Peter Hines, who was sub-contracted by North East Survey Design to undertake the Peppin Heritage Centre project, will be employed by the company full-time.
North East Survey Design Deniliquin will operate from Mr Hines’ existing office in Hardinge St.
It means the company, which offers surveying and civil engineering, will have offices in Deniliquin, Echuca, Yarrawonga and Wangaratta.
Deniliquin Council was criticised for awarding the official boundary survey of the Peppin Heritage Centre to an Echuca-based company.
Deniliquin surveying company Brian Mitsch and Associates was overlooked for the job and its employee, Chris Mitsch, told the Pastoral Times (June 13) he was disappointed the ‘‘local bloke’’ wasn’t given a chance to price the job.
Mr Hines argues that while North East Survey Design Echuca is the primary contractor, the bulk of council’s payment will remain in Deniliquin.
‘‘As I’m not a registered surveyor the work is being controlled by North East Survey Design Echuca, but I have been contracted to do at least 80 per cent of the ground work,’’ Mr Hines said.
‘‘It therefore means at least 80 per cent of the money has gone to a local business and will stay in the town.’’
Mr Hines said he decided to join with North East Survey Design to ensure another fully licensed surveying service continues to be offered in the local area.
‘‘I’ve been a surveyor in Deniliquin for about 30 years, but I’m not registered,’’ Mr Hines said.
‘‘I worked with registered surveyor Bob Veitch until his passing last year, which has now left a gap.’’
North East Survey Design Echuca director and registered surveyor Steve Molnar said Mr Veitch’s death had sped up their expansion plans.
‘‘Peter and I had spoken about the possibility at joining forces for more than a year, but really only got started about six months ago after Bob’s death,’’ Mr Molnar said.
‘‘I went to university with Peter in the 1980s and I ran in to him after moving to Echuca some years ago.
‘‘Peter will run the Deniliquin office, supported by myself and other company directors.
‘‘Staff from each of our offices can work across our coverage region – we can come to Deniliquin and assist Peter with a big workload, or he can do some work in one of our other areas.
‘‘Our Wangaratta office also houses civil engineers, so that’s a service we can offer in Deniliquin as well.
‘‘We hope to start in Deniliquin at of the start of the new financial year.’’
Street Rider Night Bus signs have been placed in Shepparton’s central business district to encourage people to use the service that has been cruising along for more than five years.
Police are currently at the scene of a double fatal collision involving two cars in at the Cahill Road, Gilmore Street and Woods Road intersection in Yarrawonga.
Tatura Community House held its annual High Tea fundraiser at the facility on Tuesday, with a full-house present to enjoy a sumptuous morning tea, good conversation and relaxing time together.
The Echuca construction team behind Junction Moama has taken out one of the top honours at a regional building awards ceremony.
Rochester Historical and Pioneer Society hosted an afternoon tea to recognise long-standing members Barrie and Flora Griffin and John and Margaret Harley.
About 7600 residents served by Goulburn Valley Water are affected by a boil-water advisory.
Scone Equine Hospital relaunches local veterinary practice.
A beauty pamper day has raised a whopping $18k to assist local lady Terri Bevan with her ongoing medical costs associated with her brain tumour
A planning scheme amendment to allow the expansion and redevelopment of the IGA supermarket at Heathcote has been approved by the Victorian Planning Minister Richard Wynne.
Cross-border rivals Cobram and Barooga football netball clubs will contest the 38th Cobram Courier Shield this weekend.
An exciting three-hole playoff saw Virginia Lange take a narrow win in the Deniliquin Ladies Golf Championship last Thursday.
The G-MW Murray gravity irrigation system has received 35 per cent and the Goulburn system 42 per cent of allocation from July 1.
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