Campaspe Shire’s priorities are right
CAMPASPE Shire Council advocacy priorities are progressing well, according to mayor Adrian Weston.
Cr Weston said the Campaspe Advocacy Priorities plan identified five advocacy themes and six key advocacy campaigns, supporting these are 86 actions.
“I am pleased to say that good progress has been made on many of the actions identified,’’ Cr Weston said.
‘‘Thirteen actions are complete, 23 have started, 31 are ongoing, with only 19 not under way as yet.’’ Some of the actions completed include: ■ Securing full state and federal government funding for the second bridge crossing for Echuca-Moama.
■ Putting forward a submission to the Federal Government inquiry into backpacker taxation.
■ Completing a master plan for the Echuca Railway Precinct.
■ Installing a flood gauge in Rochester for the Campaspe River.
“Given the broad range of advocacy issues of significance to Campaspe, the purpose of the advocacy priorities document is to bring clarity to decision-makers and the community on key local projects and issues we intend to pursue with rigour on behalf of the community,” Cr Weston said.
“We understand issues which impact our community may arise over the life of this plan that have not been identified.
‘‘This does not mean we don’t take action or stand up for the needs of our community on those issues.’’
An update will be provided to council quarterly to advise progress on actions in the plan.