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New master plan the aim

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March 28, 2018

Re-elected president Rod Sissons and new secretary Bethany Robinson (seated) with some of the committee members, back row from left, Nick Davis, John Francis, Robert Purtle OAM, Dave Carroll, Cr Bronwyn Thomas,

Mulwala’s Lonsdale Reserve Committee is meeting today at 5.30pm following its annual General Meeting last Wednesday.

At last week’s meeting, Rod Sissons was re-elected unopposed as president, Bethany Robinson takes over from John Francis as secretary and Jan Doyle remains treasurer.
High on the agenda for the committee is discussion about a new master plan for Lonsdale Reserve, details of which will be recommended to the committee by a consultant.
The latest big news is the possibility of Murray River Boxing Gym relocating from its Industrial Estate site to what’s known as ‘Bay 13’ at Lonsdale Reserve.
“Preliminary discussions - brief discussions - have been held between council and the boxing gym with a view to moving to Bay 13,” Federation Council’s Interim General Manager Adrian Butler told the Yarrawonga Chronicle after the meeting.
Mr Butler attended the meeting, along with council staff Heidie Neumeister and Dave Carroll. Cr Bronwyn Thomas acted as returning officer. A total of 24 people attended the meeting, including Crs Andrew Kennedy and Sean Whitechurch. Four apologies were received.
Mr Sissons outlined the steps mapped out by council in order to hopefully have the new master plan implemented, via Federation Council funding, before July 2019.
Among the top priorities will be pursuance of a sealed road network within the reserve to overcome the major dust problem, planting of some 180 trees along the north-east and northern boundaries, and improvements to drainage.
Cr Thomas expressed her thanks to all committee members. “You’ve worked tirelessly as volunteers,” she said. 

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