Wednesday 24 November Mayor Cr Chris Meddows-Taylor Welcome Record

Published on 24 November 2021

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It is always a real opportunity to welcome one of our Members of Parliament to our Shire to share our progress and discuss priorities.

Last week we welcomed Dr Anne Webster MP the Member for Mallee and together with Cr Liesbeth Long and our CEO and General Manager, infrastructure, Assets and Planning we spent some time around the Shire including a visit to Dunolly to showcase some work funded by the Commonwealth Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program which includes work at the Town Hall, Gordon Gardens and the shade sail being installed over the Swimming Pool. A big thank you to Dr Webster for her support for this.

In addition Council is funding a new, 300 meter stretch of footpath which  is being constructed along Bull Street, between Market Street and Havelock Street providing  a connection to the entrance of the Dunolly Hospital  in addition Council is constructing a new 100 meter stretch of footpath along Market Street, from Bull Street to the Swimming Pool.

Shade sails and footpaths are increasingly important in the provision of community infrastructure. We now recognise the safety that shade provides and there is a greater focus to ensure our key recreation facilities have shade provision.

Earlier this year Council adopted its Positive Ageing Strategy which emphasised  the importance of safe and accessible community infrastructure for our ageing population in particular, the provision of quality footpaths.

It was so good to see these things which are both wanted and needed, happening in Dunolly.

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