Cam­paspe Shire’s pri­or­i­ties are right

The Riverine Herald - - NEWS -

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.

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