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Community Group -  October 2021 News

WANDONG - HEATHCOTE JUNCTION COMMUNITY

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For any information about the WHJCG, contact : Allen Hall on 0413 832 411

  

 

 

 

WANDONG SOUVENIRS

Five Wandong souvenir spoons and five Wandong fridge magnets are now available. WHJCG items now available for purchase at the Wandong Post Office are:

"Ghosts, Gold & A White Elephant"    $50

Wandong History on DVD                  $10

Wandong post cards                          $1.50 or 8 for $10

Wandong car window stickers            $2 inside $1.50 external

Wandong souvenir spoons                 $7 or $30 for set of five

Wandong fridge magnets                   $3.50 or $15 for set of five

The Wandong Community calendar ($5) and the book on Wandong's history "Wandong - Remnants of an Innovative Past" ($20) are also on sale at the Wandong Post Office. The WHJCG sincerely thanks Mrs Lynne Dore for her patience and enormous amount of time involved to produce the book on the terra cotta lumber brick industry. 

EXERCISE EQUIPMENT FOR THE SAY G’DAY TRAIL

The WHJCG has had discussion with Mitchell Shire officers regarding the placement of the exercise equipment along the Say G’Day trail. The WHJCG had always intended that the exercise equipment be positioned along the Say G’Day trail at intervals that offer continuance and as a means of connecting the two towns. We have always wanted some facilities at Heathcote Junction, particularly for youth, and this was supported by Council in the past. We are now waiting Mitchell Shire to provide the compromised plan that was discussed at the last meeting.

SCULPTURE FOR THE LIONS PARK

The WHJCG has long wished to replace the rotting and unsightly wood sculpture in the Lions Park (adjacent to the Wandong railway station carpark) with something more permanent and presentable. Mitchell Shire has been presented with our preferred replacement and we have asked Mitchell Shire to contribute about half the cost. Mitchell Shire has now advised there is no funding and that we should apply for a grant and seek construction approval from Mitchell Shire after community consultation. If the WHJCG had to go through the red tape that Mitchell Shire throws at us currently, Wandong Heathcote Junction would not be the attractive town we live in now. This project now looks like it is going nowhere thanks to Mitchell Shire.

MURAL OF WANDONG CIRCA 1900

The mural of Wandong circa 1900 is ready to be installed at the rear of the Wandong Plaza carpark and after five months Mitchell Shire has finally issued the Planning Permit. Now on with the installation.

We thank the Bendigo Bank, ARTC, Wandong Wallan Lions Club for their financial assistance to make this project happen.

WEBSITE

In October the <www.wandong.vic.au> website received 1,232 visits. If any business or group has noticed any change which needs to be corrected to their entry, please let us know. To add your business or group email: whatsnewswhj@gmail.com.au

 

See LOCAL NEWS for comments on the ARTC proposal to replace the Wandong road over rail bridge.

 

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