Council making good progress on planned activities.

Published on 17 May 2017

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The third quarter report on year four of the Murrindindi Shire Council Plan 2013-2017 sees Council in a good position to meet its performance targets.
Six per cent of activities for the year are complete and 83% of planned activities are progressing on schedule. A further 6% of activities are experiencing delays and 5% of activities have been withdrawn or were not yet due to commence. 

Murrindindi Shire Council Chief Executive Officer Margaret Abbey said there was a range of highlights to focus on in the quarter under review.

“A major focus was certainly the Shire-wide community engagement project, ‘Have Your Say’ to inform the creation of the next Council Plan which has involved Councillors and staff alike.  Council was also engaged in a range of other activities, including support to the Alexandra 150th anniversary celebration, the Jayco Herald Sun Tour in Kinglake and an Age Friendly Communities Project.  We also launched our new corporate Facebook page to facilitate better communications between Council and the community”, said Ms Abbey.

“Council continued to advocate for faster rollout of NBN infrastructure, including while hosting a visit by Federal Member for Indi, Ms Cathy McGowan.  Council was also pleased to announce the completion of two major capital works building projects this Quarter, with the Cricket Pavilion’s refurbishment including new public toilets and shower facilities at Leckie Park and the new Leachate pond at the Landfill site in Alexandra.”

“On the environmental front Council has made submissions to the State Government on its review of the native vegetation clearing regulations and also its review of the Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act. It also participated in a steering committee for a new Fox Control group in the Strath Creek Landcare area and Liaised with the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority to have Green Army workers improve the environment of UT Creek”.

“Even though a new Council Plan will shortly be in place to govern our activities for the next four years, there is still plenty for us to do and achieve in the remaining months of the financial year”, added Ms Abbey.