Attending: Shelley Mc Cormick, Rhonda Chrisanthou, Megan Hill, Des Whitfield, Rebecca Hutchinson-White, Josh Lee, Damian Hutchins, Natasha Boyle.
Apologies: Jenny Lister, Frank Mattea,
Also Attending: Louise Costa-Pelle and Melissa Stagg
Core Business Arising:
- Youth SPOT
Project Stage 1 to be completed by the end of June and capital works have commenced with power from toilets connected to the Youth Spot. Seats have been taken out to be refurbished and cube boxes with footings are to be painted. A blue roof with red poles on existing rotunda will complete the refurbishment of exiting structures.
Please Note: Murchison Community Care are leasing the land to allow the upgrade of community facilities.
Shelley also mentioned the Community Sports Infrastucture Grant (SRB).
- Recreation Reserve Master Plan
The Recreation Reserve Committee have met with Tony Trantner from GSCC who will act as support to advise and help the group through the consultation process. The AFL and Goulburn Murray network have already been consulted and Greg Liddell could help with financial aspects once approvals have been made.
- Rail Trail Stage 2
Darren from Council will attend the July meeting to provide an update on the engineer’s report and to look at options and processes for the Rail Trail Stage 2.
- Iconic Town Entrances
Melissa Stagg and Louise Costa have undertaken a preliminary site plan but suggests that the project requires a scaled design survey.
After talking with MCP some emerging themes are:
the constraints of the site will determine the design of town entrance;
the iconic town entrance project will help merge the two sides if the township;
it will support the Rail Trail Stage 2 project through the removal of weeds and ‘beautification’ of town entrance; a concept plan is to be developed after community consultation has been completed; works are unlikely to begin until 2019.
Action: Melissa and Louise suggested that further local consultation is required to have input from residents in East Murchison and other interested parties. Will aim for a two month consultation plan which stresses the amenity aspects of the project. i.e. benefits and advantages for the community.
The process includes a meeting on Monday 16 July at the Murchison school library and flyers to be distributed through the post office. Flyer to be sent out by the end of school term. Damian to act as a contact for East Murchison residents and all interested parties need to register their names and email addresses to attend event at the post office.
5.1 Small town trails initiative
Next meeting scheduled for June 28 at Tatura to map out possible routes.
Waste management officer Hilary will attend July meeting to advise on waste options.
7.1 Pick My Project Funding Opportunity
Natasha is interested in submitting a project proposal to start up a Murchison Market. Rhonda is also looking into a project idea to create artworks for the Murchison Rail Trail and link to other small town trails, initially Daunts Bend in Toolamba and Cussen Park in Tatura.
Next Meeting: 6pm, Monday 16 or Tuesday 17 July, Neighbourhood House.