ECBAT News Brief for October 2017

Funding Opportunities & Business Breakfasts.

Fund My Neighbourhood Voting Workshop Eudunda
Fund My Neighbourhood Voting Workshop Eudunda – Department of Premier & Cabinet Engagement Officers demonstrate the voting process to local residents.

Eudunda has a number of projects submitted under the “Fund My Neighbourhood” scheme and community members are encouraged to vote for these projects to be able to receive government funding. To assist people with on-line voting there will be a workshop held in Eudunda on 15th November in the RSL rooms @ 9.00am to explain the process further.

The Regional Council of Goyder is hosting a free Business Breakfast, series two “Make it Happen”. This will be held on Friday morning the 24th November in the RSL rooms. Fliers can be found in the Post Office and in businesses around the town with more details. All local businesses are encouraged to attend.

Plans are progressing with the landscaping of the Top Carpark and the walkway to the lookout at the top of the hill. With some new plants, bins and seating planned it will refresh this area that has recently had council work done on the kerbing and relocating of drainage.

The Community Hub continues to buzz along with good attendances on a regular basis. Several grants have been received and improvements are ongoing. Local community support has been gratefully received by the members and the Hub is open to anyone who wishes to participate in its many activities.

The Town Gardens continue to look wonderful with the many hours of hard work put in by the volunteers. Visitors from all over Australia praise the beautifully kept area that provides a delightful spot to stop and rest. The volunteers continue to work with council staff to solve the ongoing water supply issues.

The caravan park has proven to be very popular ever since it’s opening with an occupancy rate of over 46%. Ward funding has been approved by council for the installation of a waste dump to add to the convenience of the site.

The subject of fixed telephone lines and the NBN was raised at the meeting and with general discussion ECBaT became concerned at the issues raised. As the phone and internet are vital for communication for both businesses and the general public it was decided to voice our concern to government and Telstra of the reliability of these services in our community.

As Council Ward Funding has just been granted to several local groups there were a number of questions raised as to how these decisions were made and how can the public know what funds are available each year. Unfortunately neither of our local councillors was present at the meeting to answer the questions.