Thanks to a Murray Catchment Management Authority (CMA) grant, residents at Berrigan’s Amaroo Hostel can now enjoy the developing scenic area.December 19, 2012 4:19am
Janice Graham, Sue Chisholm and Maree Ryan help with the planting around the new scenic development at Amaroo.
The recently built area, at the back of the facility, will provide somewhere for residents to sit and enjoy the lovely summer sunshine.
The Berrigan and District Development Association applied and received the generous grant to help plant and re-vegetate the outback area around the dam recently built by Berrigan Shire.
The dam was a joint project between Berrigan and District Aged Care Association and the Berrigan Shire to help reduce drainage problems experienced between Davis St and Cobram St in Berrigan.
After the construction and fencing of the new dam, Berrigan and District Aged Care Association were left with an area which needed beautification.
Thanks to the Murray CMA grant, BDDA were able to work closely with the Berrigan Conservation Group to re-vegetate the area.
A plan was formulated to incorporate a cement path for the residents of Amaroo, to which the Amaroo Ladies Auxiliary generously donated.
The path will enable residents to walk, or be pushed, down to the dam area.
A rotunda will offer a shaded place to sit and watch the wildlife on the dam.
Amaroo staff say the residents are thrilled with their new walking track and can be seen using it everyday for both exercise and pleasure.
To expand on the project, Amaroo even have plans now to continue the walking track around the dam area through the native pine trees.
It will link back to the rotunda to give a long walking track for those residents who would like to use it.
Suitable seating will be made available to give walkers a resting place, or just a place to seat and enjoy the scenery.
Grahamvale Primary School had a special visitor for its Anzac Day assembly yesterday.
The Yarrawonga and District Cemetery Trust has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the Department of Health to undertake development work at the Yarrawonga cemetery.
Members of Murchison Book Club are hosting a literary lunch with Vivien Achia, author of Marrying Italian — When Love is Not Enough.
Echuca shearer Franky Atkinson has earned himself a return trip to New Zealand next year after an impressive run of performances in shearing competitions.
William Napier, whose remains lie in Rochester cemetery, received the Empire's highest honour for gallantry while fighting for the British army during the Indian Mutiny.
Tongala family hopes for transplant call for six-year-old.
Family of former Seymour man killed in a road crash in Los Angeles before Christmas set up a Melbourne University scholarship in his honour.
Tocumwal's Don Elgin is aiming to compete at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland
The Cancer Council Relay For Life fundraiser is a cause close to the hearts, and feet, of many district residents.
Redgum sculpture is carved at Thompsons Beach, Cobram.
Deniliquin Police ConFest Operation nets 76 drug detections.
Murray Goulburn has lifted its milk prices to about $6.66 kg milk solids.
Benalla's Joda Plex was named Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFEs student of the year at her graduation this month.
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