17 April, 2023
Mayoral Matters - Yarriambiack
March has been another busy month with projects coming to life, advocacy work to our stakeholders and attending local events. It’s wonderful to see our shire brimming with activity. On the tourism side, our new cabins at Warracknabeal Caravan Park...
March has been another busy month with projects coming to life, advocacy work to our stakeholders and attending local events.
It’s wonderful to see our shire brimming with activity.
On the tourism side, our new cabins at Warracknabeal Caravan Park have enjoyed their first official visitors, with great feedback relating to the cabins and the view of Yarriambiack Creek. These cabins provide an alternative accommodation option to those travelling through who are looking for the caravan park environment without the camping.
By now you should have seen a sneak peak of the upgrades currently underway at the Warracknabeal Tourist Information Centre on Council’s Facebook page. This project has seen improvements made to the way tourists access information in a new-look centre that is a must-see.
An official opening will take place soon.
As far as official openings go, the Patchewollock Railway Station Reopening on March 17 was a great community occasion. These projects highlight how important our history is, and how coming together as a community can achieve great things.
Congratulations to all involved in this project.
As Mayor I have the privilege of attending various events in our shire and on behalf of our shire in other regions.
On March 1, I attended the Regional Health Workforce Summit in Mildura.
Whilst this event was health service focused, the take away messages about inclusive communities, attracting and retaining staff and the vital role communities play in welcoming new residents was just as important for local government and our rural communities to take notice.
This was highlighted on March 9 while I attended the Hopetoun P-12 College Welcome dinner. It was wonderful to see the College representatives and local residents come together and celebrate the start of the year and have an opportunity to be social and welcome the new teachers.
On March 23, Wimmera Development Association hosted Donald Minerals Sands for a networking meeting with key stakeholders. This project has numerous economic and social benefits for our shire that we are already working on taking advantage of.
With new industry comes new opportunities and Yarriambiack is placed well as a key stakeholder for this project.
CEO Tammy Smith and I will again be on the road attending Probus, Rotary and Senior Citizens Groups in the coming weeks to talk about our key priorities at council, major projects in the community and hear any ideas or challenges facing your town.
Our Libraries are hosting school holiday activities across the shire. Make sure you like the Yarriambiack Libraries Facebook Page for more details. I wish you all a safe and enjoyable time with family and friends.