Greater Shepparton City Council has recently installed recycle bins and drinking fountains in Tatura, through funding from Council’s Community Planning Implementation Fund.BOB NICOL February 26, 2014 4:25am
Tatura Community Planning Group and Transition Tatura spokesperson Marisa O’Halloran said the two groups were the key drivers of the project.
‘‘After much consultation with council regarding location and access to services, then a few technical problems with water pressure, the fountains are now functional,’’ she said.
‘‘The fountains have drinking access, a tap for re-filling water bottles, and a dish underneath for dogs.’’
Transition Tatura’s Ross Musolino sees it as a win-win-win situation.
‘‘People can now access water while exercising both themselves and their pets, reduce the amount of plastic waste in the environment and save money in the process,’’ he said.
‘‘So health, the environment and your wallet all benefit.’’
The new fountains are in Mactier Memorial Gardens and along the walking track adjacent to Hogan St.
A public launch of the water fountains is planned for Saturday, March 29 at Stuart Mock Place during Transition Tatura’s Play in the Piazza.
Ms O’Halloran said a number of new recycle bins had also been installed at various locations in Tatura through the project, to help increase recycling and reduce waste to landfill, and also to reduce litter.
She said the total cost of the project was $23 398, which included eight recycle bins, two water fountains, and six turbo bins.
‘‘This project is another example of a community member’s idea being implemented for the benefit of the town through the Community Plan process,’’ Ms O’Halloran said.
For more information on the Tatura Community Plan, phone chair Carl Walters on 0419 118 237 or Heather East at Greater Shepparton City Council on 5832 9700.
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