Busi­ness as usual for coun­cil­lors af­ter may­oral elec­tion

Euroa Gazette - - NEWS -

AF­TER the ap­point­ment of the new mayor was con­firmed, it was back to usual du­ties with Strath­bo­gie Shire Coun­cil meet­ing last Tues­day night for their monthly or­di­nary meet­ing,

Im­por­tant dis­cus­sions were held around Go Fish Nagam­bie, des­ig­na­tion of a new bush­fire safer place and the Nagam­bie sup­ported liv­ing con­cept plan.

A rec­om­men­da­tion was put for­ward that coun­cil pro­vides in kind sup­port for the up­com­ing Go Fish Nagam­bie event, af­ter a let­ter was sent to CEO Steve Craw­cour.

The in kind sup­port will be to the value of $15,000 com­pris­ing the Re­gatta Cen­tre Venue in­clud­ing toi­let block for $12,940 and bins and waste re­moval for $ 2,060.

Coun­cil also re­quested that GoFish pro­vide a brief­ing of the out­comes of the event at its con­clu­sion.

Mayor Amanda McClaren said the event will be mas­sive for the whole econ­omy in the shire, and all the towns sur­round­ing Nagam­bie will also ben­e­fit.

“It’s ex­pected to bring in mas­sive money over two years and it’s go­ing to be a re­ally great thing for the com­mu­nity,” she said.

A Sup­ported Liv­ing Con­cept for Nagam­bie was also en­dorsed on land owned by coun­cil and Nagam­bie Health, to al­low for fur­ther de­vel­op­ment of the con­cept and po­ten­tial fund­ing mod­els.

It was pro­posed that the plan would look to pro­vide seven new units, re­fur­bish­ment of ex­ist­ing units, im­proved open space and land­scap­ing, shared fa­cil­i­ties, nurse’s ac­com­mo­da­tion and up­grade to other fa­cil­i­ties on the site (RSL and Se­nior Cit­i­zens).

En­dorse­ment of the con­cept will now al­low for fund­ing op­tions to be de­vel­oped for fur­ther con­sid­er­a­tion.

Cr Amanda McCLaren said the units would be able to pro­vide for a sig­nif­i­cant de­mo­graphic in the area that may not need aged care fa­cil­i­ties just yet, but still re­quire some form of as­sisted liv­ing.

A new lo­ca­tion was pro­posed for a Bush­fire safer place of last re­sort for the Euroa town­ship, to be lo­cated in Kirk­land Av­enue, between Bury and Clifton Streets.

It was rec­om­mended that the new lo­ca­tion be adopted and sig­nage be erected to iden­tify the site as “Bush­fire Place of Last Re­sort” to re­flect the new nam­ing con­ven­tion adopted by Emer­gency Man­age­ment Vic­to­ria.

The pre­vi­ous lo­ca­tion at the Euroa Ser­vice Cen­tre was de­com­mis­sioned in May 2018, with the town re­quir­ing this area for trav­ellers di­verted from the Hume High­way or EuroaShep­par­ton Road.

The lo­ca­tion has been in­spected and found to be com­pli­ant by the CFA op­er­a­tions man­ager, North East.

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