Council meeting pieces - Meeting 19 May 2020

Published on 20 May 2020


Two school crossings to be removed

Council will remove two underused school crossings that no longer meet the VicRoads funding criteria under the Children's Crossing Supervisor Subsidy Scheme, due to the reduced number of children using each crossing.

One crossing is in Eyre Street, Echuca and the other in Edward Street, Rochester.

Council will advise the affected school communities of the closure and removal of these two crossings. Other crossings that support each school will remain in place.

Council noted that the decision to remove the crossings may not be permanent as school communities change over time and attendance and foot traffic may rise again in the future.

Council Plan Update

Council has noted the third quarter progress of actions supporting the 2017-21 Council Plan, funded through the 2019-20 Budget.

Across the full year, a total of 26 actions have been identified, aligned to the five strategic objectives. This update noted 5 are completed, 17 are in progress, 3 are not yet started and 1 needs attention. Some of actions underway include:

  • Developing plans to landscape the Warren Street and Murray Valley Highway roundabout
  • Starting the Echuca Holiday Park Masterplan with design and construction of improved landscaping and front entrance
  • Facility upgrades at the Echuca and Mount Scobie Environment Centres and Gunbower Waste Transfer Station
  • Construction of a six kilometre section of Wanalta Corop Road, Corop.

Capital Works Program Update

Council has noted the third quarter update of the 2019-20 Capital Works Program consisting of 70 new projects along with 31 carry over projects.

Projects completed in this quarter include the Kyabram Plaza Theatre roof works, EWMAC ceiling replacement and the installation of solar panels on the Echuca Basketball Stadium.

Many projects are progressing including the annual gravel road resheeting and shoulder programs, retardation basins in Kyabram, works on Falls Bridge, replacement of the Rushworth Hall roof and advancing of designs for the 2020-21 road rehabilitation program.