The Victorian Government will make an announcement about land for the new Echuca police station today.By Kathleen Tonini
The Victorian Government will make an announcement about land for the new Echuca police station today.
It is unknown what is to come in the announcement.
On Friday, a local landowner contacted the Riverine Herald to say the Victorian Government had bought his land on the corner of Sturt and Anstruther St near the old saw mill site.
The man, who wished to remain anonymous, said he was told the land had been purchased for the purpose of a new police station.
The Riverine Herald spent the following days trying to confirm the sale with Police Minister Peter Ryan, Premier Ted Baillieu, Member for Rodney Paul Weller and Victoria Police media.
None would confirm or deny whether the land had been purchased.
The landowner said the sale of his 2000sqm block was the subject of negotiations for about 14 months and was finalised on Friday.
He said the government had also bought a neighbouring block of the same size.
Last week Mr Weller used an adjournment debate in state parliament to ask Mr Ryan for an update on the progress of the purchase of land for a new police station at Echuca.
‘‘It is my understanding that negotiations have been ongoing for the purchase of land for a new site and the drawn out nature of these negotiations is leaving both police members and the local community wondering if we will ever see a new police station in Echuca,’’ Mr Weller told parliament.
A total of $4.3 million was allocated for the purchase of land for the police station in the 2010-11 State Budget, though no funds was allocated for the construction of the building.
A Tamleugh North farmer has described the theft of four sheep fences from his tornado-damaged property ''a low act''.
Most people at the J C Lowe Oval left on Saturday evening talking about the game but not the result. Pigeon Coach Chris Kennedy summed up the feeling adequately when he said after the game; “it was a frustrating game, but my players weren’t responsible for the frustration.”
The move to extend the Tatura War Memorial area and honour Victoria Cross hero Robert Mactier with the erection of a statue in the Hogan St gardens named in his honour, continues.
A Kyabram man who struck a cyclist on Echuca-Moama bridge with a beer can thrown from the vehicle he was in was convicted and fined $400 in Moama Local Court on Wednesday.
A Rochester mother told a health forum about the devastating effect drugs have had on her family.
Over six hours of junior football is scheduled for Kyabram Recreation Reserve this Sunday.
Ten people were injured after Two Australian Light Armoured Vehicles (ASLAV) collided during a training course at the Puckapunyal Military Training Range in on Wednesday, May 22.
The Finley Apex Sports and Community Centre has secured a $500,000 grant from Regional Development Australia.
A purpose-built bike, equipped with amateur radio, will be on the O'Keefe Rail Trail tomorrow.
Cobram residents John Anderson and Ian Cobb will race down memory lane this weekend when they compete in the annual Historic Winton.
Deniliquin Fire and Rescue's open day has been hailed a success by captain Bill Muirhead.
The Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) is investigating incidents of abortion or still-births under the Lamb and Kid Mortality Surveillance Project.(LKSMP).
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
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.