Mayoral Column 13 February 2017

Published on 13 February 2017

Stamping Loddon on the State’s caravan and camping calendar

As locals we often share our favourite backyard camping spots with family and friends, but to help businesses within Loddon Shire thrive we need to spread the word much further.

Loddon Shire Marketing and Tourism Officer Robyn Vella, and Boort business owners Ian and Marilyn Lanyon, will be doing just that at The Victorian Caravan Camping and Touring Super Show later this month.

While Ian and Marilyn will heavily promote their Aussie Wool Quilts and Simply Tomatoes products, in doing so they will be selling Loddon Shire as a must see tourism destination.

In a bid to reach as many people in attendance as possible, Loddon Shire will present several short break seminars in the Outback Seminar Dome.

If you’re a caravan and camping enthusiast who is considering attending the show why not pop into one of Robyn’s seminars to see what we’re up to?

The Victorian Caravan Camping and Touring Super Show will feature at the Melbourne Showgrounds from February 22 to February 27.

For further details visit www.caravanshow.com.au.

Family fun at the pool

It’s been great to see people of all ages enjoying our pools throughout the summer.

However, the days are becoming noticeably shorter and our swimming days are numbered.

With pools across the Shire scheduled to close after the Labour Day Long weekend, I’d encourage you to make the most of the warm weather by getting along to one of our free pool parties.

Mitiamo residents enjoyed their gathering yesterday (Monday 13 February), but several more events are set to roll out over the course of the week.

Each family friendly, drug and alcohol free event will run between 3.30pm and 7pm.

Free pool entry includes unlimited time on the jumping castle and pool inflatable.

Gather your friends together and head along to Inglewood Swimming Pool today (14 February), Wedderburn Swimming Pool tomorrow (Wednesday 15 February), Pyramid Hill Swimming Pool on Thursday 16 February or Boort Swimming Pool on Friday 17 February.

A joint approach to marketing our townships

The first of six workshops designed to ensure Loddon Shire’s smaller towns and localities are incorporated into future tourism marketing campaigns got underway at Pyramid Hill last night (Monday 13 February).

Ideas shared at the workshop will be used to help shape future marketing campaigns which will aim to align smaller localities with their closest larger neighbour.

For the workshops to be successful we need as many residents with an interest in tourism and marketing participating as possible, with each locality being represented.

A workshop focusing on the key selling points of  Boort, Durham Ox and surrounds will be held at the Boort Senior Citizens Clubrooms at 7.30pm this evening (14 February).

Residents from Tarnagulla, Newbridge, Laanecoorie, Eddington, Logan and Arnold are encouraged to get along to Tarnagulla Hall for a workshop scheduled to kick off at 7.30pm tomorrow (15 February).

On Thursday (16 February) residents from Inglewood, Kingower, Rheola and surrounds can voice their thoughts at a workshop planned to get underway at the Inglewood Senior Citizens Clubrooms at 4pm.

Residents from Bridgewater, Serpentine and surrounds with an interest in promoting their area, can participate in a workshop to be held at The Bridgewater On Loddon Community Hall at 7.30pm on Thursday (16 February).

The Shire wide workshops will wind up with a 6pm session at The Wedderburn Senior Citizens Clubrooms on Friday (17 February).