Following a concerted effort by Merrigum Community Group to upgrade signage in the town, it was announced at last Monday’s community meeting that design of a new information sign, to be located near the bus shelter in Waverley Ave, has been completed.August 1, 2014 3:25am
City of Greater Shepparton Council’s Kim Mansell said it was hoped the sign would be installed in the coming months.
Ms Mansell said the information sign, (2.1 m by 0.5 m) cost $4920 including installation.
‘‘The sign has been designed in earthy colours to represent the area,’’ she said.
Merrigum Community Group president Ken Phillips said the sign, which would provide visitors with information on the town’s facilities, would be a welcome addition.
A letter was tabled at the meeting from City of Greater Shepparton Council principal statutory planner Andrew Dainton.
He said ‘Notice of an Application for a Planning Permit’ had been submitted to council on behalf of Barry Lyons.
The application relates to the development of 138 building blocks between 52-56 Waverley Ave and 60A Morrissey St in Merrigum, which has been ongoing for a number of years.
Comments on the application closed yesterday.
Mr Phillips said it was pleasing to see the development finally get to this stage and all was going well for the development in the future.
Other issues discussed at the meeting included the need for wheelchair access at Merrigum Recreation Reserve.
It was noted that kerbing around much of the oval made it almost impossible for people in wheelchairs to safely negotiate entry to ‘‘high-access’’ areas.
Ms Mansell suggested that with a review due on the community plan later in the year, this could be made a priority matter.
‘‘It is important, with the review, that it sits well with the community as a whole. It (the review) carries a lot more weight with council if the community is actively involved and in agreement with what is included in the review,’’ she said.
Those at the meeting were reminded to have their say on the GSCC Community Safety Plan which ‘‘can influence all aspects of our daily life, including where we live, where we send our children to school, and where we socialise, work and play’’.
This follows discussion on a couple of safety issues mentioned on the night.
‘‘We want to hear from residents about their community safety in Greater Shepparton,’’ Ms Mansell said.
Safety fears and shorter daylight hours prompt Victoria Park Lake user group to campaign for extra lighting.
The Yarrawonga Mulwala Cricket Club A Grade team lost its semi-final clash against Bruck on the weekend, bringing to an end their 2014-2015 season.
On March 5, Member for Northern Victoria Wendy Lovell visited the Tatura Guides, to speak about leadership and also of her experiences when she was a Guide.
Once upon a time a member of the Greens could be forgiven for feeling uncomfortable in this region.
The 28th Fleche Opperman 24-hour team time-trial finished in Rochester last Sunday as exhausted cyclists rolled into town shortly after sunrise.
Two teams, two premierships for Kyabram
A new project developed by Mitchell Shire Youth Council members.
Leading concert artist Daniel de Borah will perform in Deniliquin tonight as part of the South West Music 2015 concert series.
Heathcote Primary School students are asking the community to show their support for student efforts to stamp out bullying.
A group of Cobram Secondary College will travel to Borneo later this year to participate in the World Challenge.
The biannual Poll Dorset Conference at Moama last week heard breed associations worldwide are being challenged to innovate and remain relevant to their members and customers.
Benalla GP Paul Kelly receives an award in recognition of his 37 years as a doctor in rural Victoria.
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