Com­mu­nity cash for lo­cal towns

Campaspe News - - NEWS -

MORE than $73,000 will be go­ing to the town­ships of Gun­bower, Nan­neella, Ky­val­ley and Lock­ing­ton for the im­ple­men­ta­tion of their com­mu­nity plans.

Cam­paspe Shire ap­proved the Com­mu­nity Plan Im­ple­men­ta­tion Funds at their re­cent coun­cil meet­ing, which will go to­wards new mow­ers, a de­fib­ril­la­tor, to sup­port wet­land tri­als and a new air con­di­tioner.

Each town has worked with their com­mu­ni­ties to de­velop new ac­tions and to build on past ones to achieve ob­jec­tives out­lined in their com­mu­nity plans.

The Lions Park re­de­vel­op­ment was the main pri­or­ity for Gun­bower, who re­ceived $50,906.53.

The ma­jor­ity of these funds have been al­lo­cated to this project to de­velop and pro­mote wet­land trails for driv­ers, walk­ers ca­noeists and bike rid­ers.

Money was also put to­wards the use and devel­op­ment of the old Angli­can Church Sun­day School, which is man­aged by the Gun­bower Devel­op­ment Group.

In Nan­neella, money has been al­lo­cated to pro­vide a new split-sys­tem air con­di­tioner at the play-group space in the hall.

The hall com­mit­tee is also look­ing at util­is­ing the re­serve by pro­vid­ing a way­side stop to at­tract vis­i­tors to the area.

The Ky­val­ley com­mu­nity de­cided they would spend their funds on projects that would help to achieve their orig­i­nal com­mu­nity plan — to im­prove the com­mu­nity’s well­be­ing.

They pur­chased a new mower and a de­fib­ril­la­tor.

The key pri­or­ity for the Lock­ing­ton com­mu­nity was to de­velop projects that con­tinue to im­prove com­mu­nity spa­ces and pro­grams.

The funds will go to­wards new stor­age sheds at the Lock­ing­ton Recre­ation Re­serve and a new mower for the Lock­ing­ton Ba­mawm Cricket Club.

Coun­cil­lor Kris­ten Munro said it was great to see the smaller com­mu­ni­ties get plans to­gether.

‘‘It’s won­der­ful to see the smaller ar­eas of our shire have some own­er­ship about what is hap­pen­ing in their com­mu­ni­ties,’’ she said.

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