Members of the Tawonga community are asked to share their views on which of four possible options they prefer for the current Tawonga Scout Hall site

Alpine Shire Council has purchased the ageing building, which is in such poor condition that it is not viable for renovation.

Following a decision at the April Council Meeting the hall will be demolished to make way for one of four key concepts to support community use of the space.

Alpine Shire Mayor Sarah Nicholas called on community members to share their views on which design option they prefer by completing a quick online survey.

“The four designs all offer different solutions for the Scout Hall space,” she said.

“We want to know what the Tawonga community thinks – whether they would prefer parkland, new community building with parking, relocated playing courts or a pump track circuit.

“We are also welcoming any other ideas and feedback on the Scout Hall site and how best to tie it in with the rest of the Alpine Better Places concept design work.”

The survey is now open, and will close at 5pm on Thursday, 26 May.

A public community meeting will be held with the project consultants and Council project staff on Thursday, 19 May to discuss the options and gather feedback.

Cr Nicholas encouraged the community to make the most of the opportunity to learn more and share their views face-to-face.

“Feedback and survey results will be used to refine the final proposed concept and make any changes to the plans,” she said.

“We will return to the community in July to confirm that those changes meet their needs.

“We’re committed to providing as many opportunities as possible for the community to have their say, to ensure the final result is something we can all be proud of.”

View the draft concept plans on Council website at www.alpineshire.vic.gov.au/council/major-projects/current-projects/alpin….

Complete the online survey at www.surveymonkey.com/r/ABPTawonga.

Community members are invited to a meeting to learn more and share their views from 7pm on Thursday, 19 May, at the Tawonga Memorial Hall.

Notice is hereby given that the next meeting of the Tawonga and District Community Association will be held at the TAWONGA HALL on FRIDAY 6th May, 2022 at 6.00pm.

TAWONGA and DISTRICT COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION

Notice is hereby given that the next meeting of the Tawonga and District Community Association will be held at the TAWONGA HALL on FRIDAY 6th May, 2022 at 6.00pm.

Parks Victoria aerial shooting operations in the Alpine National Park, during the week of 23-27 May, 2022. 

Parks Victoria will be conducting aerial shooting operations on the northern Bogong High Plains and Mt Bogong areas in the Alpine National Park, during the week of 23-27 May, 2022.  The intent of the program for this period is to close the majority of the area, as marked on the map attached.

The aim of this program is to reduce deer activity around significant environmental values that are vulnerable to deer impacts, including alpine wetlands.

 The areas that will be targeted will be closed.  During aerial shooting, you may see helicopters and hear gunshots.

Suitably qualified and experienced contractors have been engaged to deliver the work.  They follow all relevant legislation, Codes of Practice and Standard Operating Procedures to ensure that high standards of animal welfare are maintained during operations.

For more information visit:

Overall Projectwww.parks.vic.gov.au/projects/deer-and-feral-animal-control-in-response-to-bushfire

Current Closures (Alpine National Park)https://www.parks.vic.gov.au/places-to-see/parks/alpine-national-park

(note – scroll to bottom of Alpine National Park page for “Change of Conditions” then “Alpine National Park“)

Thank You Picnic to our valley’s emergency service providers – Saturday 2nd April, 2022 in Pioneer Park Tawonga from 10am to 2pm

At long last, and after a number of attempts, the TDCA will be hosting a Thank You Picnic to our valley’s emergency service providers.

It will be held on Saturday 2nd April, 2022 in Pioneer Park Tawonga from 10am to 2pm.

Come along and sit in a fire truck or maybe squirt a bit of water, watch a bushfire burn demonstration, see the jaws of life in action – there will be plenty of interesting things to watch and do.

Our emergency services are a wonderful group of people so come along and have a chat to them.  

And in case you get hungry, the Kiewa Valley Lions Club will be cooking a sausage or two and the Store will have coffee and cake.

Come along and have fun.

See you there,

Team Tawonga

 

Notice of Tawonga and District Community Association Meeting FRIDAY 4th February, 2022 at 7.00pm

Notice is hereby given that the next meeting of the Tawonga and District Community Association will be held at the TAWONGA HALL on FRIDAY 4th February, 2022 at 7.00pm     SUBJECT TO COVID RESTRICTIONS

Concept Plans for the Tawonga Hall redevelopment will on display at the Hall from 6.30pm.

To explain the Hall project, and also the caravan park and the Pioneer Park/Tawonga Scout Hall projects, Alpine Shire staff will be in attendance. Questions from the floor will be welcomed.

This is the community’s opportunity to become involved in the future of our local assets.

Wish everyone a safe, healthy and rewarding New Year!

The Tawonga and District Community Association wish everyone a safe, healthy and rewarding New Year and send a big thank you to Marie, Clare and Grace Lucas-Gear for all their wonderful wreath creations in bringing the joy of Christmas to Tawonga, and to Mark and Jooyon Redmond, and Barb Talbot for helping to display them.  Click this link to see the wreaths

Update on Mountain Creek Road Bridge replacement

The Mountain Creek Bridge replacement completion date has been delayed and will likely be re-opening in the second week of January – around 12 January, 2022.  This means that the bridge will be closed over the Christmas and New year period.  Mountain Creek Track will remain open.

Note that the Lords Creek Bridge is likely to be finished before Christmas (completion date projected to be 23 December, 2021).