Foster Community Assoc.

Presidents Report June 2013

Lynn Atkinson and I attended the Shire’s Town and District Association dinner at the Fish Creek Hotel on 6 June with Shire experts sharing information on various aspects of their work.

We heard some of the problems of heavy transport on our roads, this is being addressed at a Heavy Vehicle Forum on Wed 26 June at 6pm in Leongatha, is free and open to anyone.

Victor Ny explained the Housing and Settlement Strategy, he will be in Foster on Sunday 16 June to workshop it. 9-10.30am Foster Community Health Centre.

Chris Van Der Ark told us about plans to sell small plots of land owned by the Shire which are of little use; there is only one in Foster and we will be discussing this at our next meeting.

Marzia Maurilli is the Community Facilitator, she told us of her activities with the Lower Tarwin community.

We also heard reports on their work from the various community groups present on the night. I spoke about our involvement around town including the Rail Trail (the new extension will probably open on 14 July), Station Park and Recreational Vehicles, the Rotunda, Stockyard Creek, Turtons Creek and CSG. Finally I expressed our concern and disappointment at the delay in funding the road works in Main Street.

Recently I was involved with a group of potential tree changers who were brought from Melbourne by the Shire to show them what we had to offer. I joined them for the trip round Foster on a rather damp Sunday.

I hope you have all seen the lovely picture in The Mirror of Tess Parry fixing our logo to the lyrebird sign recently. As you will see it is nearly complete with just a couple more plaques to come.

Does anyone know the history of the two signs promoting the Craft Market (see attached photos)? These certainly need a scrub and a face lift and I’d appreciate any advice about them.

Jill Plowright

5682 2680