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Concerns aired at meeting

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February 08, 2018

Mayor Amanda McClaren, Nagambie CFA Captain Alen Treble, Jamie Haisman, Strathbogie Shires Manager Infrastructure Uwe Paffrath, Colleen and Jordan Luff with their children Emily and Sarah.

Nagambie locals showed their interest or aired their concerns on January 31 at a Strathbogie Shire Council meeting at Harry’s Café in Nagambie.

A number of shire infrastructure projects, designs and plans including the new visitor information centre were on show.

Council representatives were on hand to answer the many questions and concerns expressed by those who came along.

Much interest from members of Nagambie Rowing Club concerned the new boardwalk along the Nagambie Lake foreshore.

Queries about the plan for angle parking in High St, and where buses, trucks, school buses and emergency vehicles would park if angle parking was implemented, were expressed to the shire’s infrastructure manager Uwe Paffrath and councillors.

Other locals asked about proposed developments and access to view the plans for those developments.

Council was also asked to provide information about council decisions in all local papers so that ratepayers and residents could stay informed about what was planned for the future.

Discussion was held on the V/Line and shire decision to have a coach stop only at the station, which is still causing anxiety to many locals who use the service but who do not drive.

There are no toilet or phone facilities at the station. There is now a new coach stop, small shelter and car park signs but even though a new footpath has been made in Prentice St, the problem of locals having to walk the extra kilometre still exists.

Ken Comi Bus lines and Nagambie HealthCare have been approached to conduct a weekly bus service to Shepparton for medical and shopping needs for locals who do not drive.

Other subjects brought up included for feedback were the need for a toilet block near Champions Supa IGA tore for shoppers in that area of town and one in Apex Park so V/Line customers could use them while waiting for coaches or trains, and not have to walk 1km to town use the facilities there.

There were also designs displayed for the new reformed ultra-modern-looking toilet block in High St.

— Diane Grant

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