COMMUNITY PICNIC IN THE PARK – SUNDAY 7TH NOVEMBER 2021
Everyone is invited to join us for an informal picnic in our new Community Park.
Please bring your own Picnic (food and drinks), rugs, and chairs. From 11 am.
Coffee and Tea available to purchase on the day.
Colour our beautiful poster to win a prize! Judged the day of the Picnic.
3 categories: 5 years old and under , Grade 1 - 4 , Grade 5 - 7
Copy of Poster available at the General Store, Nov Community Times and Echunga
Primary School or print your own from Echunga Community Chat Facebook Page.
DONATION FROM ECHUNGA PRIMARY SCHOOL
A huge thank you to the students from Echunga Primary School who raised
$125.50 from their casual day fundraiser and donated this to ECA!
ECHUNGA COMMUNITY PARK
Thanks to Echunga Primary School who have been busy planting more donated
trees/shrubs in the park and spreading mulch. ECA will be organising a Working
Bee to finish some of the spring jobs (date TBA). Brush-cutting is to be
undertaken by ECA volunteers and Farm Gate Services and maintenance to be
completed by the Mount Barker District Council (MBDC) before summer.
There are sandstone wallers to be installed in the park, when the weather allows,
and a ‘Discovery Trail’ has been created through the pine trees through MBDC.
The Macclesfield Men’s shed are also busy building two picnic tables, one funded
through a MBDC grant and the other donated by the Battunga Lions Club to
celebrate 50 years of their community service in the district; we look forward to
ECA recently sought feedback from the community and compiled a list of 27
maintenance items around Echunga that need attention from Mount Barker
District Council. This was passed to the Manager of Infrastructure Maintenance &
Operations on a walk around our Township to highlight some of these items.
SOUTH WARD COUNCILLORS
ECA has met with both of our South Ward Councillors regarding our Endorsed
Township Plan, in particular the Main Street Upgrade, as well as Footpaths and
the Long Term Financial Plan and Annual Business Plan, 2022/23. It was a
productive discussion about our priorities for the next financial year.
NEW STREET SEATING
You might have noticed the new seating on the main street, ECA recently installed
two new park benches, a project supported by funding of $3600 from the Office
for Ageing Well through the Grants for Seniors program. One has been placed out
the front of the Echunga Memorial Institute and one near the bus stop up from
the General Store. We are sure those waiting at the Post Office and walkers
needing a rest will welcome these.
COMMUNITY NOTICE BOARD
There is a new Community Notice board out the front of the Post Office. This is
for any local Echunga community news. Please no business advertising.
We always welcome new members.
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