>>From the past

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40 years ago KYABRAM Bowl­ing Club was first of­fi­cially opened in 1913 with the late Mr D Dawes as its first pres­i­dent.

The old ma­chine shed was orig­i­nally used as a club­house with a ‘lean to’ and was used for serv­ing af­ter­noon teas.

The orig­i­nal hon­our boards, now in the new clu­b­rooms, were dec­o­rated with a mass of cob­webs while on tour­na­ment days the “bar” was set up in this build­ing.

Look­ing at the hon­our board, Gray Dawes, son of the first pres­i­dent, held the of­fice of pres­i­dent for 13 years from 1929.

The pro­posed new club­house will see the ad­di­tion of some 14 feet to the present 10 square build­ing giv­ing a to­tal area of 15 squares.

The front, which faces the north, will be all glass win­dows.

The new area will be car­peted and new toi­lets for mem­bers and as­so­ciates will be in­cor­po­rated in the al­ter­ations.

First stage of the al­ter­ations will com­mence within the next few weeks with air-con­di­tion­ing of the cur­rent build­ing.

Two air-con­di­tion­ers will be in­stalled, which will ad­e­quately air-con­di­tion the pro­posed new area.

A fi­nance com­mit­tee has been set up to look at the fi­nanc­ing of the project while the en­tire com­mit­tee is re­spon­si­ble for the build­ing ex­ten­sions.

20 Years Ago TEN­DERS will be called in Novem­ber for sub­mis­sions from suit­able con­trac­tors for the de­sign and con­struc­tion of a wa­ter treat­ment plant for Rush­worth.

Fol­low­ing re­ceipt of ten­ders and con­sid­er­a­tion of sub­mis­sions, con­struc­tion of the new fa­cil­ity is ex­pected to start in Fe­bru­ary 1998 at an es­ti­mated cost of $1.56 mil­lion.

The town cur­rently draws its wa­ter di­rect from Waranga Basin, but be­cause it re­ceives no treat­ment other than dis­in­fec­tion prior to use by con­sumers, wa­ter qual­ity is of­ten be­low the World Health Or­gan­i­sa­tion guide­lines that Goul­burn Val­ley Wa­ter has adopted as its wa­ter sup­ply stan­dard for all town sys­tems.

The au­thor­ity pro­poses to build a mod­ern wa­ter treat­ment plant that will be ca­pa­ble of fully treat­ing up to three me­gal­itres of wa­ter a day on a new site that it is pur­chas­ing ad­ja­cent to the off-take from Waranga Basin.

Planning ap­provals have been ob­tained from the shire of Cam­paspe and an ap­pli­ca­tion for a works ap­proval has been lodged with the En­vi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Au­thor­ity.

It is ex­pected the plant will be com­pleted by Au­gust 1998 and will pro­vide the res­i­dents and busi­nesses of Rush­worth with a world-class wa­ter sup­ply qual­ity that will ex­ceed the strin­gent World Health Or­gan­i­sa­tion guide­lines.

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