Friday, 29 July 2016

On Track August 2016 Local News

Thank you to all residents who took the time to comment on the consultant’s plans for Broadway, under the Buloke Council’s Streetscape consultation. The response was tremendous and emphasised what a valuable asset for our town Broadway is. The feedback showed that a pedestrian crossing was a top priority.
Most will have noticed that VicRoads has installed 50km speed limit signs on Broadway. These seem to have gone up overnight and while reducing the speed limit is something that has been on the Wycheproof VISION long-term agenda, the short stretch that is covered by the reduced speed limit was a surprise. If anyone has a comment on this please drop a note into the resource centre, email, talk to a Wycheproof VISION committee member or come along to the August meeting.
Recently, the Friends of Railway Place hosted a ‘brain storming’ meeting to gather ideas for the future use of the historic Goods Shed on the north side of the railway station. VicTrack is seeking an application from the community on the use of this building which has been restored and will be further upgraded for use. The group agreed to explore a social enterprise project with Granite Community Church to develop a horticultural micro-enterprise that would provide employment and education opportunities in our local area.
Buloke Council has circulated a plan for a long awaited upgrade of the toilet block at Centenary Park. At this stage only drawings are available and WV will update the community when information comes to hand.
Loddon Mallee Waste and Resource Recovery Group has released a draft plan that sets out how waste and recycling needs in this region will be met over at least the next 10 years. More information and survey are at Meeting are also listed for Buloke Shire on Wednesday 27 July. 
Winter in Wycheproof is a busy time please see the calendar for dates and the What’s on page of this newsletter to support local organisations. Several groups are seeking volunteers including: Wycheproof Cancer Support Group, Friends of EWHS–Wycheproof, and Wycheproof VISION. If you can help call in to WCRC.
The WV July meeting didn’t go ahead and so it is planned to hold the governance workshop at the August meeting, 6pm at the Railway Station on Tuesday 16 August. This is a chance for the forum to update policies and the strategic plan in preparation for the 2016 AGM.