Community Forum Notes - 13 November 2018

 

13 November Community Forum notes
Topic
 Comment/question Response
Rec reserve
Few more seats along the walking trail around the rec reserve. The Men's Shed have made them and will be installed.

 


Council have worked with the Men's Shed with to ascertain suitable locations for seating and is happy to support the installation of the seats.
 

Trail markers

Rec reserve toilets

 

1. Trail Markers / Story Board Highlighting indigenous significance
2. Rec Reserve toilets future upgrade

 

1. Referred to the Lake Moodemere Trail Development Project Coordinator.
2. Rec reserve toilets are on State Government land, suggest resident contacts DELWP to share request for facility upgrades.

 


Bike path
Congratulations on new bike path

Swing Bridge needs work on planks and handrail

 

Thanks shared with construction and design teams. Swing bridge comments shared with party responsible for maintenance.

 

School of Arts/Hall car park
Happy and contented

Request for School of Arts / Hall Car Park to be re-sheeted

 

To be considered as part of Council budget planning.

 

Cat ownership
Pleased with efforts of Council Officers.

Would like Council to share information on responsible cat ownership - inside at night
Council's communication team will share information about responsible pet ownership.

 

Sunday Creek
 Clean up of Sunday Creek's weed removal. Committee has received $ to undertake works

 

Great news on weed clean up funding.

Trails

Historical society

 

1. Congratulations to town team on works on trails and town.
2. Historical society is preparing for a Chinese Reunion (not open to public)

 

 

 Comments noted.
Emergency planning
Concerns over lack of emergency management plan and neighbourhood safer place (NSP)
Need for CFA to be involved.

 

The Shire has a Municipal Emergency Management Plan (MEMP) that is used by agencies supporting our townships. Risk assessments have been conducted and there is no necessity for individual township emergency management plans however communities sometimes work together to develop their own community EMP's. This issue have been passed on to CFA representatives.
It is important to remind the community that a neighbourhood safer place (NSP) is not a planned place to go in a fire - it is a place of last resort when all other plans have failed.
Options for a NSP for Wahgunyah have been assessed previously following community requests and the Rec Reserve building assessed by CFA to not be suitable.
This issue will be tabled again with CFA and our Fire Management Planning Committee to consider the need and any potentially suitable sites for a NSP in Wahgunyah.

 

Emergency Centre
Concerned about where to go in a fire. No Neighbourhood Safer Place (NSP) in Wahgunyah

 

It is important to remind the community that a NSP is not a planned place to go in a fire - it is a place of last resort when all other plans have failed.
Options for a NSP for Wahgunyah have been assessed previously following community requests and the Rec Reserve building assessed by CFA to not be suitable.
This issue will be tabled again with CFA and our Fire Management Planning Committee to consider the need and any potentially suitable sites for a NSP in Wahgunyah.

 

Trees Trees are often planted too close to intersection. No follow up required at moment - have taken issues up with staff already.

 

 Comments noted.
Funding  Concerned about inequity of spend - Cycling Infrastructure:
*Beechworth to Yackandandah Rail Trail *Beechworth Goods Shed
*Beechworth toYackandah Epic Mountain Bike Trail

 

Comments noted.  Project selection has been based on identified and compelling business cases most likely to attract Federal and State funding.

 

Meals on Wheels
 Wife delivers meals on wheels. The roster often contains errors.

 

Meals on Wheels has been co-ordinated by Alpine Health since July 1, 2018 and this feedback will be passed along to Alpine Health.

 

Tourism Strategy

Grants and tracks

1. Tourism Strategy Page 29, bypass mentioned is it a mistake?
2. Grant for MTB Track $1M, wasn't included in Hume Cycle Track - answered on the night.
3. Why are Wahgunyah tracks not included? - answered on the night.
4. Concern that Stage 2 Track to Lake Moodemere will be deferred - answered on the night.
5. Why footpath is short Street more important to be built Traton Street - answered on the night

 

1. It is an extract from the Hume Strategy for Sustainable Communities 2010-2020 and the expression Wahgunyah/Corowa Bypass refers to the All Saints Road-Federation Way bridge.

Questions 2-5 were addressed by Councillors on the night.

 

Rec reserve
Community Centre is at the Rec Reserve - needs better signage. Why is this forum not held at the Community Centre?
Trees at Rec Reserve look good - no action.
Walking Tracks need dogs on lead signs

 

The location of the forum will be considered.

Signage matters will be considered.

 

Bore water at spillway
 Bore water at spillway - who controls the water license? - answer provided by Ray Milne at the table. Comment noted.

Uncle Toby's

Rec Reserve

Roundabout

1. Congratulations to Mayor / CEO visiting Uncle Toby's.
2. Success of recent interactions:
*vinyl / paint on walls
*safety funding for lighting.
3. Roundabout in poor state, can we work together to make more beautiful?

 

1.  Comment noted.
2. Comments noted.
3. Referred to our Infrastructure department to consider appropriate action.

 

Netball multi-purpose court
 Need one new court - flexi pave. Has been on masterplan list since 2011

 

Council is working with a project group from Wahgunyah Racecourse & Recreation Reserve, Wahgunyah Football Netball Club and Wahgunyah Tennis Club to scope this project and get it to a stage where funding can be sought.

 

Speedway Speedway noise particularly at night.
Speedway is close to houses.
Speedway meets on total fire ban days - fire brigade is in attendance.

 

Planning Unit to assess Local Law management and consider noise minimisation measures.

 

Police Drivers in unregistered cars at Grantham's Bend. Police are aware and have taken action previously. Please continue to bring to police attention.
Hoon drivers - police already taking action
Noise after speedway events - let police know
Comments noted.

Burning off

Funding for towns

Uncle Toby's

School signage

1. Compliment to Chris Rule. In response to a concern raised, Chris made a flyer about burning off and these were distributed locally.
2. Question about Moodamere Rowing facility being listed as Wahgunyah not Rutherglen. Cr Trenery clarified that towns are not allocated specific funding and Wahgunyah won't miss out on something because of this.
3. Uncle Toby's smell can be quite strong, depending on wind direction.
4. School signage to make people aware that kids are in the area. (Victoria Street and area at school is okay). Mostly about safety but will also help with finding school.

 

1. Compliment shared with Chris Rule.

2.  Question was addressed by a Councillor on the night.

3. Feedback will be shared with Uncle Toby's

4. Signage to be considered under the current policy.