A new dump site at Lockington's Travellers Rest will be a welcome site for campers.RUTH CLAYTON February 12, 2013 4:20am
(L-R) Campaspe Shire councillor Greg Toll, Traveller's Rest Committee secretary treasurer Barry Graham and Traveller's Rest Committee member Des Pentreath admire the new dump site at Lockington's Traveller's Rest, set to be completed and usable this week.
A Lockington dump site two years in the making is expected to be completed this week.
Works, including excavation, plumbing and the delivery of the septic tank, began at the Travellers Rest site behind Apex Park on Thursday.
Works to attach the plastic outer shell to the sewerage system should be completed this week, making the site available to recreational vehicle users.
Travellers Rest Committee member Des Pentreath said after a drawn-out approval process he felt relieved to finally see near-completion of the project.
Secretary treasurer Barry Graham said the dump site was a drawcard for Lockington.
The dump site eliminates the need for people to tip their waste down the sink, drain, or in public toilets.
The project cost the committee about $4000, which includes a septic tank, sewerage line, connection to water to rinse the site, a sign and two taps.
The septic tank itself cost $1340, but the plastic outer shell was donated by the Caravan Motorhome Club of Australia.
‘‘The money we’ve generated from the caravan sites (at Traveller’s Rest) has helped pay for it so far,’’ Mr Graham said.
Campaspe Shire councillor Greg Toll said there were a lot of formalities in the process of getting approval, which was eventually obtained in September, but described the dump site as ‘‘fantastic’’.
‘‘The shire wanted to make sure it was in the right spot and wasn’t going to be a hindrance to the community,’’ Cr Toll said.
‘‘You’ll find a lot more vans will pull up here now that it’s in.’’
The dump site will be free for those staying at Travellers Rest and will cost $10 for others.
Mr Graham expects the dump site to last 20 years.
The Traveller’s Rest site has been operating in Lockington for five years.
AFL Goulburn Murray has established a Boot Bank drive to rejuvenate old football boots and resell them at a low cost.
UPDATE: NSW Police have confirmed the body of a Warrnambool woman, 61, who went missing in the Murray River yesterday has been found.
Mark Pacitti was in Tatura on Tuesday to talk about his book Dancing With The Black Dog, which addresses his personal issue with depression.
A Maryborough truck driver who stole a Royal Children's Hospital charity tin at an Echcua service station has received a wholly suspended jail sentence.
Victoria Police family violence adviser Sergeant Margaret Singe has plenty of tips to help victims of domestic violence keep themselves safe.
Kyabram will face Shepparton Park in Sunday's Goulburn Valley Bowls Division grand final.
Mangalore's Matt Aldridge takes over from Nagambie's John Murphy as the lead role in the annual Beechworth weekend.
The enthusiasm and compassion shown from the community has left two executives from American company Grafton Integrated Health Care '‘blown away'.
Police are investigating an accident at Burramboot on the Heathcote-Rochester Rd in which four people were killed last night.
Huge crowds turn out at Cobram for thrills and spills of novel motorsport.
- $50 million pledged: Cobram region to benefit from government cash splash
- 'Save sector first': Cobram region growers happy with helpbut calls for a focus on problem at hand
- Toxic time for Cobram fireys at Morwell
- Message in a stiletto bottle found at Cobram beach
- Bright futures: NSW's best girls cricket stars on show at Barooga
Teenager Rowan Smith took his amateur record to 1-1 after a unanimous points decision on Saturday night.
Strong export demand continues
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.