For this edition we went to meet Councillor James Williams at Lake Neangar to see the site where the new playground will be built and talk about exciting things happening around Eaglehawk.

When we arrived we met Colin who was sailing his remote control yacht and we saw many people walking their dogs. It was great to see people using the lake facilities and enjoying the sunshine.

James discussed the following:

Eaglehawk in footy finals

Like many locals James was disappointed that Eaglehawk lost the grand final but he is excited to see the team rise up again next year.

Dahlia and Arts Festival

James mentioned that Dahlia and Arts Festival is always brilliant and next year’s Myths and Legends festival would be no different.

Oceania Youth Table Tennis

This is the Olympic games qualifier and a major international tournament which is such a benefit for the Eaglehawk community. Read more about this event here.

Blues and Roots Festival

Bands played in the local area as part of the festival.

Stage Two of the BMX track

Works on the toilets and kiosk will commence early next year. Read more about stage one upgrades here.

Albert Roy Pavilion upgrade

The old kiosk will be pulled down and a new kiosk will be built.

New playground

The playground plans have now been approved. The playground should start being built very early next year and when complete that will finish works in the area.

Peter Krenz Leisure Centre (YMCA)

The pool is becoming costly to run so the council will look to either start from scratch and build a new facility or they will renovate the old pool.

Waste Management

The tip in Eaglehawk is a concern. Council will be asking the State Government to contribute funds (that they have collected through levies at the tip) to assist with future waste management plans as use of the Eaglehawk Recycling Centre is phased out and a new regional facility that sorts waste is built. “We need to find cost-effective practical solutions to the way our region manages waste. Green bins (organics) was one step in this direction,” said James.

There to listen…

James reminded us that he, Andrew Metcalf and Julie Hosking can be contacted about any local council issue on 5434 6000.


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