Towns get community cash

October 18, 2017

The opening of the Campaspe House in 1987

■10 years ago

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

MORE than $73,000 will be going to the townships of Gunbower, Nanneella, Kyvalley and Lockington for the implementation of their community plans.

Campaspe Shire approved the Community Plan Implementation Funds at their recent council meeting, which will go towards new mowers, a defibrillator, support for wetland trails and a new air conditioner.

Each town has worked with their communities to develop new actions and to build on past ones to achieve objectives outlined in their community plans.

The Lions Park redevelopment was the main priority for Gunbower, which received $50,906.53.

The majority of these funds have been allocated to the project to develop and promote wetland trails for drivers, walkers canoeists and bike riders.

■30 years ago

Tuesday, October 13, 1987

ROCHESTER’S community residential unit, Campaspe House, in High Street, was officially opened on Sunday.

The official opening was carried out by MLA for Rodney, Mr Eddie Hann, in front of a crowd of 50 people. Those in attendance had an opportunity to inspect the unit, as well as having afternoon tea after the opening.

There are currently four long-term residents and two part-time making use of the unit.

■100 years ago

Tuesday, October 13, 1917

MR. W. T. Richards, the Y.M.C.A advance agent, has arranged for a concert to be given by the Returned Soldiers’ Concert Party in the Shire Hall, Rochester on Friday, October 19. Mr. George H. Bull, of Adelaide, is the organiser and manager.

He has organised and managed similar parties in South Australia.

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