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THE next Kyabram Deakin Res­i­dents, Ratepay­ers and De­vel­op­ment Group (KDRRADG) gath­er­ing will be the an­nual gen­eral meet­ing on Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 19, at 7.30pm at the Se­nior Cit­i­zens’ Club rooms in Lake Road. Mem­bers of the pub­lic are most welcome. Cam­paspe Shire Coun­cil­lors have been in­vited to at­tend.

The fol­low­ing items of busi­ness were dealt with at the July meet­ing:

■ The Kyabram Wa­ter Tower Art Project has been sub­ject to a fea­si­bil­ity study and we are work­ing through the process with the Shire of Cam­paspe and G.V Wa­ter.

■ The IGA en­try/exit is­sue is still with the IGA head of­fice, even though sim­ple sig­nage for en­trance/exit points would prob­a­bly re­solve the is­sue. Fol­low-up has not pro­duced any in­ter­est from IGA, Cam­paspe Shire or VicRoads.

■ The Kyabram walk­ing track com­ple­tion at the Lake Road end from the Ten­nis Club to the Fauna Park has been a con­cern for sev­eral years to lo­cal res­i­dents (many of whom are se­nior cit­i­zens who find un­paved paths dif­fi­cult with walk­ers). A pe­ti­tion of 30 sig­na­tures for the path com­ple­tion (recorded in Coun­cil min­utes 23 June, 2015) pro­duced no ac­tion. On 17 June 2017, Coun­cil de­cided not to in­clude this item in its cap­i­tal works list. KDRRADG has now been in­formed that a re­quest could be made to in­clude it in the 2018/19 or 2019/20 list – should cap­i­tal be­come avail­able. KDRRADG will be mak­ing a re­quest.

■ Cor­re­spon­dence re­gard­ing the round­about at the Al­lan/Saun­ders Streets/Dawes Road in­ter­sec­tion has been sent to Daniel An­drews, Premier of Vic­to­ria.

■ The North­ern Oval is con­sid­ered com­pleted, but re­ports in­di­cate a se­ri­ous safety is­sue for chil­dren run­ning onto roads to re­trieve balls. There is no fenc­ing along Al­bion Street, and no high net­ting to re­tain balls kicked through the goal posts ad­join­ing Tis­dall Road. A let­ter about this con­cern has been sent to the Shire.

■ The Cam­paspe Shire was alerted to the state of the Credit Union Walk­way and the de­te­ri­o­ra­tion of the art­work on the walls there. The Shire replied that the walk­way is cleaned weekly by blower (twice-weekly in au­tumn), and given a full pres­sure wash in De­cem­ber. The build­ing walls and the mu­rals on them are not the prop­erty of the Shire and it is there­fore not re­spon­si­ble for clean­ing and main­tain­ing them. How­ever, the Coun­cil sug­gests that their com­mu­nity grants pro­gram is avail­able to rel­e­vant groups to fa­cil­i­tate clean­ing and main­te­nance. (Ap­pli­ca­tions close 21 Septem­ber, 2018.)

■ Tourism op­por­tu­ni­ties were dis­cussed: art work around the town, Kyabram his­tory in met­al­work, later hours for the Bush Mar­ket for those who work out of town, greater em­pha­sis on lo­cal prod­uct, etc. A let­ter was sent to the Kyabram Cham­ber of Com­merce with fur­ther sug­ges­tions and some queries.

■ Cr Zobec was to in­ves­ti­gate the lack of a school bus shel­ter at the cor­ner of Lan­caster and Dun­bar Roads, Lan­caster.

KDRRADG thanks the Shire of Cam­paspe and the Kyabram Cham­ber of Com­merce for their replies to our let­ters, and fur­ther, to the Cham­ber for al­low­ing KDRRADG to have an in­for­ma­tion stall at this year’s Bush Mar­ket.

Fi­nally, KDRRADG once again en­cour­ages lo­cal peo­ple to en­joy the cul­tural ex­pe­ri­ences at the Kyabram Town Hall (open 10am-4pm daily ex­cept Sun­day). Cur­rent ex­hi­bi­tions are: Won­ders of Win­ter – furs, coats, hats and vin­tage win­ter cloth­ing from Iso­bel Harvie’s ex­ten­sive gar­ment collection. Tril­ogy – paint­ings and pho­tog­ra­phy by Mar­i­lyn Danielli, Rob Burns and Cam Thomson. Ves­sel – Form/ Func­tion/Muse/Metaphor, art works from the Splin­ter Group, 16 lo­cal con­tem­po­rary artists. Dye­ing to Stitch – by the lo­cal tex­tile artists’ group, Fi­bre and Thread.

Com­ing in Oc­to­ber: Quilt Show by Lin­den Lan­caster, an artist from the Barmah For­est area.

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