TAWONGA and DISTRICT COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Tawonga and District Community Association will be held via ZOOM on FRIDAY 7th August, 2020 at the conclusion of the ordinary meeting commencing at 7.00pm.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS MEETING IS OPEN TO ALL TAWONGA AND DISTRICT RESIDENTS, AND SUPPORTERS OF TAWONGA.
IF YOU HAVE NOT YET RECEIVED YOUR INVITATION TO JOIN THE ZOOM MEETING PLEASE ADVISE THE SECRETARY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
QUESTIONS should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday evening.
The Alpine Shire has released the following details about the Alpine Better Places – Tawonga project. Council is working with the Tawonga community to prepare plans which illustrate, cost and prioritise:
- Improved streetscape treatment of the Kiewa Valley Highway, including a safer pedestrian connection to Tawonga Pioneer Memorial Park, pedestrian pathways extending along the highway and integrated landscape treatments to give the Tawonga township an improved sense of destination.
- Improvements to Tawonga Pioneer Memorial Park, including upgraded and additional facilities and infrastructure.
July 2020 update:
Tawonga community members are invited to have their say on the draft concept plans.
Project consultants MDG Landscape Architecture will be running a community webinar from 7pm on Tuesday, 15 July 2020.
The presentation will walk viewers through the site analysis of the subject area, the opportunities identified and potential projects for community discussion and feedback. A short comment and feedback session will be included at the end of the webinar.
Council will provide a recording of the webinar following the live presentation. We welcome comment and feedback from the community in the weeks following the presentation.
Have any questions or comments?
We’d love to hear your initial thoughts so we can address those FAQs during our webinar. Please forward comments and questions to:
Plans are also available to view at the Old Tawonga Store and Mount Beauty Library.
Click on the link to read the latest Tourism and Economic Development Newsletter from Alpine Shire
22 May 2020
Tawonga Caravan Park future looks bright
Council has welcomed an announcement by the Victorian Government to fund a $2.1 million upgrade to the Tawonga Caravan Park.
The popular caravan park, located on the banks of the Kiewa River, closed earlier this month.
Managed by the Department of Environment Land Water and Planning (DELWP) and run by a private operator, the park faced an uncertain future, due in part to wastewater management issues.
Alpine Shire Council Mayor Peter Roper said the funding is essential to reopen the park and will provide a valuable boost to the local economy.
“This is fantastic news – it will breathe new life into this popular caravan park, attract visitors to the region and help support our local businesses,” he said.
“This funding will allow Council to upgrade the park, take over the existing Committee of Management and source a private operator.
“There are on-site wastewater management constraints due to the area available and proximity to the river, so works to connect the park to reticulated sewer are a vital step.
“We will also be able to upgrade facilities and secure an operator to run the park, ensuring this important tourism destination remains a fantastic asset for the Kiewa Valley well into the future.”
Council will keep community and visitors informed on next steps and time frames.
The following advice was issued by DWELP for the week commencing 4th May 2020. DOG OWNERS PLEASE TAKE NOTE.
Just to let you know that Matt Beach (DELWP Ovens) will be undertaking wild dog trapping around Mt Beauty/Tawonga Sth/Tawonga next week.
He will be setting soft leg traps on the edges of forest tracks and trails, right on the edge of town. Some of the tracks/areas include: Simmonds Creek Road, Simmond Creek Track (runs from the end of Highland Court to Simmonds Creek Road), Vails Road area (forest section), Ryders Spur Track, Diggings Lane, and around some old dozer lines in the vicinity of Vails Hill, Hollands Hill and behind propertys in Tawonga and Tawonga South.
Some of the traps will be on the very edges of these tracks. All appropriate signage will be in place.
Please do not walk your dog off leash in these areas. If you have a dog on a leash, I suggest you walk in the middle of the track, and not let you dog sniff at the track edges. Two domestic dogs were caught last year, when trapping occurred in similar areas.
This information is for you, and for passing onto people that you know, your networks, neighbours, friends etc etc.
For further information, please contact the DELWP office at Ovens – 57 311 222.
Notice is hereby given that the next meeting of the Tawonga and District Community Association will be held via video conferencing on the 1st May, 2020 at 7pm.
If you have any items that you wish to raise at the meeting, please contact the Secretary by email email@example.com so that they may be included in the agenda.
The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) is currently working with the Alpine Shire Council in relation to the future management of the Tawonga caravan park.
Please refer to the recent communications from DELWP
PLEASE NOTE: The scheduled event as detailed below has been postponed until a later date. The TDCA will communicate the revised date once the community health status precautions become more visible.
The Tawonga and District Community Association received a request from a member of the community to consider holding a ‘thank you’ for the services provided by the emergency personnel in this district.
It has been decided to hold a ‘Picnic in the (Tawonga Pioneer) Park’ on Sunday 22nd March, 2020 between 12noon and 3pm with all local emergency services personnel in the district being invited to attend.
The picnic will be BYO everything (food/drink/chairs) or for those who would rather enjoy a sausage in bread, a BBQ will be provided by Rotary and Lions. The Tawonga Red Cross will supply tea and coffee and there will be Fairy Floss and icy poles for the kids.
The picnic is not intended to be a formal occasion, rather a chance for community members to say hello and thank you to our local emergency service personnel.
The TDCA and community extend a big thanks to TJ and Paul for your efforts in restoring the shelter furniture at Pioneer Park!