Council meeting pieces - 21 July 2020

Published on 24 July 2020


Review – Grants Programs

In continuing the review of grant programs from the June meeting, Council amended the remaining grant categories which provide funds for Australia Day, community halls, neighbourhood houses, historical societies, and more. The review will see an increase in annual funding contributions to a range of community groups, committees and events, who provide or coordinate the services, starting this financial year.

Groves Weir Bridge update

Council has received a report outlining the recent inspection on Groves Weir Bridge. The report confirmed that the bridge has cracking which critically undermines its ability to manage large loads.

Adopting a bridge specialist’s recommendation to apply a specific seal to the under bridge surface has resulted in the adoption of a 25 tonne load limit for the bridge, up from 12.

A further specialist recommendation to install a new bridge overlay and associated infrastructure will, when completed, increase the bridge load limit to 44 tonnes.

Responsive Grants Program

Two community groups received grants under Council’s Responsive Grants Program:

  • Kyabram and District Men’s Shed - $100 for cleaning and sanitisation materials
  • Echuca Moama Toy Library Inc - $632.92 for cleaning and sanitisation materials and printing and laminating of new COVID procedures