Council meeting pieces - 21 September 2022

Published on 22 September 2022

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Riverfront Kiosk Expression of Interest

Council has approved to conduct an Expression of Interest process to lease 14 Watson Street, Echuca (also known as Riverfront Kiosk) for a term of up to 21 years. In accordance with Policy 110 Commercial Leasing, this property would be for the use of a kiosk/café or function venue and would be offered rent free for the first 12 months to assist in offsetting initial fit out costs (to be completed by the tenant).

Council noted that the property is on Crown Land and would be subject to final approval by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning.

Council approved the development of a further report once the Expression of Interest was completed, prior to leasing the property.

Tourism Service Level Agreements

Council has adopted a collaborative agreement with Murray River Council to deliver destination marketing and visitor information services for 2022-23. The agreement engages Echuca Moama and District Tourism Association (EMDTA) to deliver the services.

The new agreement focuses on four key pillars; increase visitation, increase length of stay, increase visitor spend and a high level of stakeholder satisfaction (being visitors, EMDTA members and staff, along with both councils).

Campaspe Shire Council will provide $92,869 (ex GST) towards the delivery of destination marketing and up to $269,554 (ex GST) for visitor information services, along with providing and maintaining the Visitor Information Centre venue.

Murray River Council will provide $79,939 (ex GST) towards the delivery of destination marketing and visitor information services, along with providing a registered vehicle to be maintained by Murray River Council.

Flying the Orange Flag

Council has approved a request to fly the orange flag in place of the Campaspe Shire Council flag at appropriate locations across the municipality from 25 November to 10 December. This is in support of 16 Days of Activism, taking a stand against family and gender violence.

Staff Recognition

Council has noted significant years of service milestones achieved by members of staff in line with Policy A062 Staff and Volunteer Recognition Program. Of particular note, it was recognised that School Crossing Supervisor Heather Bradley has achieved 45 years of service with Council.