Three new red gum walkways in the Port of Echuca are in need of names and the public are being called on to have their sayBy Jess Craig
Residents have the chance to choose the names of three new red gum walkways in the Port of Echuca.
Campaspe Shire’s Port of Echuca Revitalisation Project spokesperson Anne Howard said the official naming of the two walkways and a dedicated viewing platform was a significant milestone in the project, which was nearing completion.
‘‘The two red gum walkways will be a central component of the amazing new Port of Echuca experience,’’ she said.
‘‘They’re a main visual component of the project and connect the historic wharf structure to the new interpretive centre, which will be called the Port of Echuca Discovery Centre.
‘‘They offer amazing views of the Murray River and provide universal access through the site for the very first time, so people in wheelchairs and those with prams don’t have to navigate stairs.’’
The Echuca Historical Society has nominated the names of seven river pioneers for people to choose from and vote for their favourite.
The names are Captain William John Davies, Captain Charles Earnshaw, Captain Fredrick Payne, Captain Thomas Henry ‘TH’ Freeman and his son, Captain Frans Oscar ‘Charlie’ Wallin, Captain John Martin Webb and the Clough family.
People can pick their favourite name and the most three popular will be used as the official names of the features.
Entry forms are available from the Port of Echuca, Oscar W’s Wharfside and other portside traders, Campaspe Shire service centres, the Campaspe Regional Library and the Echuca-Moama Visitor Information Centre.
They can also be found on the council and Port of Echuca websites.
They must be returned to Oscar W’s Wharfside by Thursday.
One entrant will be selected at random to receive a prize pack courtesy of the Echuca Portside Traders worth more than $450.
The official naming of the walkways and viewing platform is on Friday at 5.30pm.
There will be free entry to the port so the public can take a look at the walkways from 5pm to 6.30pm.
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