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A message from the Mayor

A message from the Mayor

Get involved in park future

I’m excited to say that plans for a $1.2 million adventure playground and skate park at Riverside Park are moving along, and there will be plenty of chances for you to get involved this month.

You can see draft plans and learn more about the proposed Active Play Precinct at three information sessions. The precinct will include an adventure play park, skate and active play areas as well as landscaping, shade and seating.

Sessions will be held on 12 July (5pm to 7pm at Swan Hill Region Information Centre), 14 July (11.30am to 1.30pm at the Community Tree in Campbell Street) and 18 July (11am to 1.30pm at the Swan Hill Region Information Centre).

Then, on 26 July you can get stuck into some skate park design. There will be two workshops at the Swan Hill Town Hall – from 4pm to 5.30pm (with food from 3.45pm) and then from 6.30pm to 8.30pm.

Designers from Convic will lead the workshops, which will even involve participants modelling skate park designs with clay and paper! To find out more, contact Council’s Community Development and Riverfront Coordinator Fiona Gormann on 5036 2333 or visit Council’s website or Facebook page.

New Robinvale footpath

Residents will be pleased to hear that a section of footpath will be built on the east side of George Street.

Cr John Katis moved a motion at our Council meeting last week, calling for this missing section of footpath – between Latje Road and Perrin Street – to be built. It was removed about 15 years ago during the George Street reconstruction.

Council agreed to allocate funding for the concrete path, with an estimated cost of $15,000.

Advisory group looking for members

It is timely that during NAIDOC Week we are calling for four community members to volunteer on the Aboriginal Community Partnership Strategy Advisory Group.

The group has been set up to work on the Aboriginal Community Partnership Strategy, which aims to encourage people who live here, or who visit the region, to embrace Aboriginal culture and its people. The group will also play a key role in the strategy’s implementation.

Nomination forms can be downloaded from Council’s website. We are seeking two nominations from the Swan Hill area and two from Robinvale. Nominations close 14 July.

Service club thanks

It’s that time of year again, when service clubs change from one group of leadership to another. I have been privileged to attend some of these changeover events in the past week or so, to thank outgoing presidents and executives, and welcome in new ones.

Service clubs are still going strong in our communities, giving tirelessly to help in our community and to raise funds for all kinds of causes. They are a terrific way to get involved in a local community and to meet new people. If you are looking to get involved, I encourage you to consider becoming part of a service club.