Mayoral column 28 March 2016

Published on 28 March 2016

Boort Sports Clubrooms unveiled

It was a great pleasure to officially open the newly refurbished Boort Sports Clubrooms on Sunday.

As the hub of our sports community, it was most fitting to officially throw the doors of the upgraded facility open for the first time at The Boort Pacing Cup.

To mark the occasion a plaque acknowledging both Council and community contribution to the project was unveiled.

The $200,000 extension and refurbishment project has been warmly welcomed by the social club of Boort parks user groups netball, hockey, cricket, trotting and Boort AMP Society.

Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh, former Victorian Premier Dennis Napthine, Labour MP Martin Foley, Loddon Shire Councillor Gavan Holt , Boort Trotting Club President John Campbell and three Harness Racing board members were among a strong contingent  joining me at the opening.

The important community facility has been greatly improved with the veranda being enclosed to be a part of the new social rooms, cool-room and bar refurbishment, new windows and brickwork.

Fire danger period officially ends

The days are getting shorter, the mornings and evenings crisper and Autumn is upon us.

As such, it comes of little surprise to learn the CFA fire danger period was due to end at 1am this morning (Tuesday 29 March).

According to the CFA the decision to end the fire danger period in our area was based on a reduced fire risk.

Permits to burn have been issued in the last couple of weeks with this in mind, however residents should still remain vigilant.

All burns should be registered on 1800 668 511 to avoid unnecessary response from volunteer fire services.

Any fire lit in the open air still needs to comply with legislation, for further information visit cfa.vic.gov.au

Help keep our community directory current

Council often receives calls from people asking for names and details of community groups and organisations they would like to make contact with.

When we receive requests of this nature we direct people to log onto Council’s online community directory.

The community directory provides a free, fast and efficient service for not-for profit groups and community organisations, but we need to keep that information current, so please remember to update contact details when they alter.

To access Council’s community directory log onto our website at www.loddon.vic.gov.au

Click on the “Live” heading, and scroll down to “Community support”, where the Community Directory can be found.