Loddon Shire Mayoral Column 28 February 2023

Published on 01 March 2023

Mayor-Dan Straub

Skinners Flat Dam Wall Tour

Last Friday I attended a community recovery bus tour of the Skinners Flat dam wall followed by a barbecue lunch.

Wedderburn residents who were evacuated during the October floods were invited to come along and learn about the structural improvements made to the dam wall.

During the tour, we were able to walk around the dam wall and were provided a detailed understanding of the works that were completed.

Thank you again to everyone who came out for the tour and I hope that this event provided you with a better understanding of the work that was completed.

Plan for Pyramid

Pyramid Hill Progress Association are asking for your input in its "Plan for Pyramid".

An online survey is available to all community members, and I encourage everyone to take a few moments to share their thoughts and ideas on how we can make our town a better place.

This is your opportunity to provide your ideas on what could be improved to make this community a better place to live.

To access the survey please visit www.surveymonkey.com/r/7JCLN3Q  or contact Pyramid Hill Neighbourhood House on 5455 1251 before 15 March 2023.

Free seed service registration now open!

Have you been thinking about growing food at home but not sure where or how to start? Well, have we got an idea for you!

Healthy Loddon Campaspe has partnered with Grow It Local to launch a FREE seasonal seed service curated by gardening legend Costa for Loddon Shire residents.

Not only will you receive free heirloom seeds, but you will have access to an exclusive Member Dashboard where you will receive videos and how-to articles specific to each stage in the grow-along journey, including plant origins, growing tips and recipes!

Registrations opened Monday 27 February and close Friday 10 March.

Get in quick as free seed packets are limited.

To register visit growitlocal.com/free-seed-service.

Grant Seeker Workshops with Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR)

Community groups and not-for-profits are invited to attend a free workshop which assists in writing successful grant applications and securing funding for important projects.

This workshop will be led by experienced grant writers and will cover topics such as identifying funding opportunities, developing a strong proposal and navigating the application process.

This is an excellent opportunity for those looking to secure funding for community based projects, and I encourage all interested individuals to attend.

Workshops will take place this Thursday 2 March at the following locations:

  • Pyramid Hill, The Coffee Bank at 10am
  • Boort, Godfrey and Bear at 1pm
  • Wedderburn, 24 Karat Café at 3pm

For more information contact Loddon Shire Community Recovery Officer – Josie McKinnon 0474 911 783.




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