Shire takes wa­ter cam­paign to halls of Can­berra for help

Campaspe News - - NEWS -

10 years ago Tues­day, May 29, 2007 Cam­paspe Shire was part of a del­e­ga­tion of north­ern Vic­to­ria coun­cils which met with se­nior gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials in Can­berra last week to dis­cuss their on­go­ing con­cerns about wa­ter al­lo­ca­tions and fu­ture man­age­ment of wa­ter in the Mur­ray Dar­ling Basin.

Cam­paspe Shire mayor John El­bor­ough and chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Keith Bail­lie were among the group who met with Wa­ter and En­vi­ron­ment Min­is­ter Mal­colm Turn­bull and his ad­vi­sors to dis­cuss lo­cal con­cerns about the po­ten­tial for zero wa­ter al­lo­ca­tions, as well as clar­ify as­pects of the Prime Min­is­ter’s $10 bil­lion plan for man­age­ment of wa­ter in the Mur­ray Dar­ling Basin.

Join­ing Cr El­bor­ough and Mr Bail­lie in the trip or­gan­ised by mem­ber for Mur­ray Shar­man Stone were the may­ors and chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer from Moira, Swan Hill and Mil­dura coun­cils.

‘‘We put our case that a num­ber of points need to be ad­dressed, in­clud­ing the fu­ture wa­ter se­cu­rity for Vic­to­ria and that the re­view of the wa­ter trad­ing cap need to be ear­lier than 2009,’’ Cr El­bor­ough said.

‘‘The group also ex­plained its views in sim­ple terms as to what would hap­pen if the gov­ern­ment does not get it right on wa­ter and pushed the need for all par­ties to iden­tify ar­eas of con­cern so that they can be ad­dressed.’’

The group also met with the Prime Min­is­ter’s ad­vi­sor on ru­ral and com­mu­nity is­sues, as well as Agri­cul­tural Min­is­ter Peter McGau­ran’s chief of staff. 30 years ago Tues­day, May 26, 1987

Rochester shire pres­i­dent Michael Adam has called for open de­bate on the pro­posed pig­gery de­vel­op­ment at Lock­ing­ton.

In a let­ter to the Cam­paspe News, Cr. Adams said it was hoped that any prob­lems sur­round­ing the de­vel­op­ment could be re­solved to the ben­e­fit of ev­ery­one in the dis­trict.

He pointed out al­though coun­cil ac­tively en­cour­aged in­dus­try, this would not be done to the detri­ment of res­i­dents of the shire or ad­join­ing mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties. The ap­pli­ca­tion for the 3000-sow pig­gery has been made Dinez Nom­i­nees. Since the plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tion was an­nounced de­bate has arisen both for and against the pro­posal.

Last week, MLA for Rod­ney, Mr Ed­die Hann, raised con­cerns about the pig­gery, how­ever since then many com­ments have been raised in favour of it. 100 years ago Satur­day, May 26, 1917 The state school at Ba­mawm Sta­tion is near­ing com­ple­tion, but it is un­der­stood the depart­ment will not fence the grounds.

The act­ing sec­re­tary (Mr E Sin­clair) has writ­ten to Mr Law­son, Min­is­ter for Ed­u­ca­tion, point­ing out the school is sit­u­ated in an area of about 70 acres, in which are run­ning horses, cat­tle, pigs, goats, and poul­try, and ask­ing on be­half of the par­ents that the depart­ment make ar­range­ments to have the grounds fenced in, and also that a shelter shed be erected for the pro­tec­tion of the chil­dren dur­ing the win­ter, and to have the school opened at as ab­so­lutely an early date as pos­si­ble.

June 2, 1987 — Mr Mathews is pic­tured at Rochester Fire Sta­tion with, from left, brigade sec­re­tary Mr An­drew Howlett, brigade cap­tain Mr Vaughan Thomas and group of­fi­cer Mr Lind­say God­den.

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