Council’s Annual Report adopted

Published on 10 December 2018

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Murrindindi Shire Council adopted its 2017/18 Annual Report at its meeting on 28 November.

The Annual Report details Council’s performance over the past 12 months and compares that performance against the 2017/18 Budget and the goals set within the Council Plan 2017-2021.

Councillor Leigh Dunscombe said there were many achievements to celebrate in this Annual Report.

“Over the 2017/18 financial year, Council successfully delivered a $7.76 million capital works and infrastructure program. The works program included the rebuilding of Crayton’s and Dairy Creek Road Bridges, the development of the Yea Saleyards truck parking area, a long list of gravel roads that were re-sheeted, and the construction of the new Marysville Information and Regional Artspace complex,” Cr Dunscombe said.

“We refurbished the Mobile Library and Customer Service van and got it back on the road visiting more parts of the Shire than before. It’s now providing library services and the full range of Council’s customer services to residents in Eildon, Buxton, Marysville, Strath Creek, Flowerdale, Toolangi, Glenburn and Highlands.

“Council also renewed its focus on protecting and promoting our natural environment. We launched the Dindi Bulk Buy Program which provides a great opportunity for our residents to explore solar options to meet their household energy consumption needs. And we opened two Reuse Shops (Scrap Shacks) at the Alexandra and Yea Resource Recovery Centres. Both of these initiatives have proven popular with Murrindindi Shire residents.

“The community also asked Council to increase its support for existing businesses and efforts in attracting new business to the Shire. Among the business and economic development initiatives delivered over the last financial year was the inaugural ‘Murrindindi Business and Tourism Innovation Grants’ program. More than 27 applications were submitted for the first round and Council awarded grants amounting to $264,700,” Cr Dunscombe said.

“Council is also committed to ensuring our residents, and visitors to the Shire, have access to a range of recreation and entertainment opportunities. To this end, we supported some significant events including two stages of the Jayco Herald Sun Tour, the Marysville Jazz & Blues Festival, Eildon Big Fish Challenge, Alexandra Pro Rodeo and the Alexandra Truck, Ute and Rod Show.

“It has been a really big year, chock a block full of milestones. Council is really proud of its achievements and is looking forward to another successful year ahead,” Cr Dunscombe said.

Click here to read the Murrindindi Shire Council 2017-18 Annual Report.