Soil sampling carried out at a Hogan St site last week was another step forward in seeing Tatura's Mactier Park Masterplan vision realised.July 11, 2012 4:57am
Dig deep â€¦ Soil was tested at a site on the corner of Casey and Hogan streets last week. The site is part of a proposed extension of Mactier Park.
Soil sampling carried out at a Hogan St site last week was another step forward in seeing the Mactier Park Masterplan vision realised, Tatura Community Plan Steering Group member Terry Court said.
The masterplan was endorsed by Greater Shepparton City Council in 2003, however, given the lapse in time, the Tatura Community Plan Steering Group put the plan back out to the community earlier this year for feedback to ensure it was still relevant.
Mr Court said the plan had stood the test of time well and elements had already been implemented, including the installation of the Charles Wilson Memorial, walking tracks and a car park.
Recent community feedback included a call for more car parking, a bus drop-off zone and an area for older teenagers.
‘‘We will now amend the plan in response to that feedback,’’ Mr Court said.
The masterplan also recommends aligning the intersection of Casey and Hogan Sts with Thompson St and installing a roundabout.
The shift would free up an area for more grass, plants, paths and a skate park.
Petrol bowsers and a workshop were previously located at the site which is owned by VicTrak and is now vacant.
Mr Court said the development of Mactier Park in to a community hub was always going to be a long-term project.
‘‘The amended masterplan will now go back to council for endorsement and then it will have to be endorsed by the community,’’ he said.
‘‘We hope to meet with council staff again in the next week or two — they’re all small steps forward.’’
Help shape the future
Tatura district residents are being encouraged to help form council’s next four-year plan.
Community members will be able to share their ideas with council staff at community events, meetings and activities during the next two months.
The ideas will be collected and collated for presentation to the new council after the October elections to help form a new four-year Council Plan for 2013 to 2017.
The redevelopment of Shepparton Library, which will feature accessible shelving, a teen-specific area, a Skype booth and internet-enabled work stations, will be completed in the next two months.
The Ovens & Murray qualifying final between Yarrawonga and Lavington on Saturday left spectators talking more about the standard of umpiring than the two competing teams.
Greater Shepparton City Council was successful in securing the National Cutting Horse Association Victorian Futurity Cutting Horse Championships for 2014 and 2015, with this year’s event scheduled from September 10-14 at Tatura Park.
The Kiss Angels, 50 Shades of Hope team have come up with a creative way of fundraising for the Relay for Life, a purple potty.
District hotels and businesses may change rosters with penalty rates for casual employees on Sundays set to be cut.
Students visit local businesses for reading lessons
Bottle thrown at Jason Cole in bitter aftermath to Seymour-Benalla game on Saturday.
A truck driver is lucky to be alive after crashing into a Jerilderie home yesterday morning.
Chef and co-owner of Heathcote’s Willow Room Brent Loam is thrilled with the listing in the 2015 Age Good Food Guide
Cobram kids learn about health with hospital as state-wide obesity campaign is launched.
TRUCKtalk magazine all the rage with local truck drivers.
A few anxious customers were outside the closed gates of the failed Bee-Jay Machinery business on Goulburn Valley Hwy in Shepparton on Tuesday morning, wondering what would become of deposits they had paid for tractors and other machinery.
An unknown sum of money was stolen from Benalla Golf Club this morning after thieves broke into its gaming room.
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