Community Forum Notes - 16 April 2019

About 25 residents joined Councillors and staff for the Rutherglen Community Forum. There was a general sense of progress in Rutherglen with some major projects nearing completion including the Rutherglen Economic Revitalisation Project works to Main Street and Lake King, and some great local business successes including recent awards for Gooramadda Olives and James & Co Cellar Door.

A summary of the issues discussed is noted below, and Council officers will make contact with individual residents who had questions that could not be answered on the night. To stay up to date with the latest Council activities in the Rutherglen area make sure you follow Indigo Shire Council on Facebook, subscribe to our Weekly Update Email and keep an eye on your letter box for the quarterly Indigo Informer Council Newsletter.

Topics discussed at the Rutherglen Community Forum included:

  • the impact of works at Lake King on wildlife, and issues with dust and noise
  • the Regional Roads Victoria heavy vehicle deviation study
  • the need to review Indigo Shire’s signage policy to better support events and businesses
  • a future placemaking project in Rutherglen
  • the need to increase services for young families
  • changes to Meals on Wheels weekend deliveries
  • the need for more residential land in Rutherglen
  • the need for funding to support events
  • improvements to the Corowa/Rutherglen/Wahgunyah tourism map
  • potential for a town clock
  • the opportunity to take part in the tourism structural review underway in Rutherglen.

 There were also a range of road, footpath, parking and road safety issues raised including:

  • the need for a footpath, kerb and channel works on Murray St
  • potential parking restrictions at Herrons Lane
  • footpath works at Culbertson St, Hunter St, Clydesdale Estate
  • the desire for a seal for Mia Mia Rd