Business as usual for councillors after mayoral election
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.