Echuca's public amenities need to be worked on according to Committee for Echuca-Moama members.RUTH CLAYTON February 4, 2013 4:38am
Committee for Echuca-Moama is concerned about Echuca’s lack of amenities, describing them as few and far between and in poor condition.
C4EM chair Jim Cosgriff and chief executive Hayden Cock singled out public toilets at Victoria Park as an example of facilities falling short of the standards required by a tourist town.
Mr Cosgriff said Echuca was ‘‘miles behind’’.
‘‘It’s about the fabric of the town,’’ he said.
Public toilets are at Lions Park, Apex Park, Heygarth St, Murray Esplanade, Riverboat Dock, Victoria Park Oval, Victoria Park, Alton Reserve and the High St carpark.
They are also within public facilities, including the Tourist Information Centre and Campaspe Regional Library.
Campaspe Shire infrastructure, facilities and commercial executive manager Kelly Sampson said public toilets were provided in highly visible public locations within Echuca and were well catered for.
Ms Sampson said all toilets had a cleaning program aligned with their use, so toilets more frequently used were cleaned more frequently.
‘‘Regular inspections are also undertaken to identify maintenance works required, and customers can also lodge service requests through the service request system,’’ she said.
Ms Sampson said the Port precinct had been identified as an ‘‘area of need’’ within Echuca.
‘‘The Port of Echuca Revitalisation project will address this need through public facilities within the interpretive centre, currently under construction,’’ she said.
Cr Jarman said overall, the amenities in Echuca were very good.
‘‘Can we try and do better? Yes,’’ Cr Jarman said.
‘‘But there is a couple of amenity blocks, namely Riverboat Dock and Vic Park that I’m aiming to have improved or removed over my term as a councillor.’’
McDonald's owners to pass on baton
The first preliminary final on Saturday saw the Tungamah seniors start their campaign against Waaia at the Rennie Recreation Reserve.
The Aboriginal and wider community is mourning the death of revered Bangerang Aboriginal elder, Uncle John ‘‘Sandy’’ Atkinson.
If too much footy is never enough for you then get down to Echuca South’s oval on Sunday and catch the Echuca Moama United masters, the EMUs, in action.
TRUCKS, cars and vintage machinery took over Rochester Recreation Reserve on Tuesday last week.
KYABRAM’S Margaret and Leonard Flint have come a long way since meeting in the early 1950s.
Avenel win over Nagambie to take top spot
Berrigan Shire councillor Daryll Morris says he has been sickened by some of the vitriol and personal attacks to surface since the council’s proposal to redevelop Finley’s Memorial Hall and School of Arts site was revealed in October last year.
YOU probably wouldn’t expect to find an intensive care nurse running an award winning hotel and brewery, but that’s exactly what you will find when you visit Tooborac.
The preparations for the 10th Cobram Swap Meet have been given a boost with a brand new line marker. The Rotary Club of Cobram, which organise the swap meet, applied for a volunteer grant from the Federal Government, from which it received $4600.
At 77 years of age, popular local golfer Paul ‘Tango’ has claimed his second hole-in-one.
Tuesday, August 16
The News magazines are online - read high quality magazines in your time. Check in regularly for the latest editions.
Riverine Herald's well regarded locally produced magazines. They're now online, so you can read them whenever and wherever you like.
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.