Triple J's Veronica and Lewis came to Cohuna for some keys - and they weren't going to leave town without them!
Their visit consisted of having to complete a series of challenges, in order for Mayor Brian to deem them worthy of the 'Keys to Cohuna', so off they set to undertake five challenges being:
- An early morning jump into the Gunbower Creek
- A ride on Elliot's bus
- Inspire the local roos
- Be our love doctors
- Perform a miracle
Footage and images of their adventures is below - enjoy!
Challenge 1: Jump into Gunbower Creek
Challenge 2: Take a ride on Elliot's bus
Challenge 3 & 4: Be our love doctors and inspire the local roos
Challenge 5: Perform a miracle
With all five challenges complete, Mayor Brian made his final verdict...... and they got it!!
Works to upgrade Victoria Street, Kerang have commenced. Council advises that there will be some disruptions to the main street during the works and limited parking available in Victoria Street. Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times.
The centre part of Victoria Street will be closed to all vehicle traffic and some carparks temporarily converted into a turning area for cars and small commercial vehicles.
The works are expected to take approximately 8 weeks to complete.
Council sincerely thanks you for your patience throughout this time of construction.
Image below: 3D of how the Victoria Street upgrade will look on completion
Friday 14 July 2017 update - The foundation for the concrete under the carriageway has been completed along with erection of the formwork.
Placement of the reinforcement will be carried out in stages over the next few days with the first concrete pour scheduled for Tuesday morning.
A further pour is intended for Friday morning at which point works will progress to prepare the nearby pedestrian areas for concreting.
After the concrete is laid it must be allowed to cure before the pavers are laid.
The Cohuna Aerodrome will be closed on the following dates to allow the Cohuna Model Flying Club to host flying competitions. The aerodrome will be closed on both days between the hours of 9am and 5pm. The runway will be signalled as closed to all aviation during these hours.
For all current flood warnings and emergency information please visit Victorian SES or call 132 500
Additional information can be found here.
Emergency Management Victoria website
Road Closures - VicRoads
Weather Warnings and River Heights - Bureau of Meteorology
Live River Data click here
Farm Recovery after flood click here
Gannawarra Shire Council wishes to provide support to local farmers in need. Please see below relevant documents to assist you.
State Government assistance available
Disaster Assistance for Victorian Floods and Storms
Information regarding disaster assistance available can be found on the Vic Emergency website or the Australian Government's Disaster Assist website
Please see Drought Support Handout(PDF, 210KB) and Drought Support in Victoria Information for Local Government(PDF, 193KB)
Dairy Farmers - please see the Support Guide for Dairy Farmers(PDF, 185KB) which provides a one stop link for programs, initiatives and events available for dairy farmers and their communities. For further support and advice please visit http://www.dairyfarmercentral.com.au/
The Weekly Times has put together a list of commercial, community, farm, financial, government and social help numbers and websites
The Department of Agriculture has a flyer about the Farm household allowance
The Look over the farm gate program has been extended. For a current list of events in rural communities click here.
How Council can help
Mental Health Matters(PDF, 819KB)
Gannawarra Local Supports
Financial Counselling - North Western Rural Financial Counselling: 1300 769 489
Generalist Counselling - Northern District Community Health: 5451 0200
Food etc - Cohuna Neighbourhood House: 5456 4666
- Kerang District Community Centre: 5452 2522
Events - Keep up to date with events in the Gannawarra Shire with Councils Facebook page, Gannawarra Times and Community Newsletters
We love getting outdoors while the weather is warm. The problem is, so do the mozzies! Wherever you are, mosquitoes can be a real nuisance and they can also transmit a range of diseases to humans.
Gannawarra Shire Council implements an annual mosquito control program from November to April every year, in partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services. The program includes the monitoring and treating of public sites as required, as well as trapping and identifying mosquito species in the environment.
Protect yourself and your family from being bitten:
Mosquitoes are most active at dawn and dusk so avoid being outside at these times.
Wear a good quality repellant (those containing DEET or Picaridin are the most effective)
Cover up exposed skin by wearing light coloured, loose fitting clothing.
There are also some simple things that you can do to reduce mosquito breeding around the home:
- dispose of all tins, tyres and other rubbish containers that may hold water
- put sand around bases of pot plants to absorb excess water in the dish
- keep swimming pools full and properly maintained, or empty them
- overturn boats and dinghies or remove the drain plug so they do not hold water
- empty flower vases, pot plants and other receptacles that hold water at least once a week
- drill holes in tyres used for swings, playgrounds and garden surrounds to allow water to drain
- empty bird baths and pets drinking water at least once a week
- prevent leaking taps which can maintain semi-permanent pools
- flush disused outside toilets once a week
- keep fish ponds stocked with fish
- remove weeds and grass from drains to enable them to drain freely
- keep roof guttering in good repair and regularly remove leaves and debris so that pools of water do not form
- keep lawns and gardens well maintained so that you are not providing shelter for adult mosquitoes.
- install flywire screens on all windows and place self-closing wire screens on doors
- check, repair and replace any screens with holes
- screen all septic tank vents and seal all gaps
- screen rainwater tanks and ensure guttering is not holding water
- maintain drains so water can flow away
Council's role in mosquito control
Gannawarra Shire Council implements an annual mosquito control program from November to April each year, in partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services. The program includes the monitoring and treating of public sites as required, as well as trapping and identifying mosquito species in the environment.
Further information on Beat The Bite mosquito control or contact Council’s Environmental Health Services on (03) 5450 9333
Chief Executive Officer