2021 Annual General Meeting

Despite having to postpone the scheduled September AGM, UKVCA were able to conduct the AGM in a COVID safe environment on Thursday, 7th October.  Thank you to community members who attended.  To members who were unable to attend  the full report presented by Chairperson, Jodee Betheras is below.

The UKVCA Committee would welcome additional committee members.  It is a once a month meeting held in Mt. Beauty.

UKVCA Annual Membership Notice

Annual Membership

  1. Individual or household $10
  2. Clubs/Organisation $15.00
  3. Business $15.00

The UKVCA financial year is 12 months generally from September to August.  COVID 19 has resulted in this delayed reminder.

Thank you to all members for your support of the UKVCA.  As the continuation of our advocacy for the Kiewa Vally region relies on community contributions, please renew your membership for 2021/2022 at $10 per household or $15 per business or organisation. Membership can be paid in person or online to the Bendigo Bank.  Details are as follows:   BSB:  633 000         Account no. :  156 980 120      A/c Name: UKV Community Assoc., Inc.  If you do an online or in person membership, please send an email letting UKVCA know of this payment.  Email:  info@ukvcommunity.org.au

Payment can also be made at the Mt. Beauty Hardware and Drapery store in Hollonds Street.  Simply fill our the form and leave it and the fee in an envelope with the staff there.  This is collected by the UKVCA Treasurer on a regular basis.





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Kiewa River Trail Project

The Upper Kiewa Valley Community Association is exceptionally pleased to let our community know that the Kiewa River Trail project which commenced in 2018 has almost reached its eventual completion. Today the gentlemen of the Mount Beauty & District Men’s Shed installed the new signage and artwork on the Trail. Unfortunately with COVID restrictions as they are we are unable to hold an official opening ceremony but there are many groups that need to be acknowledged for their input.

  • The Victorian Government, through Pick MY Project, for funding to extend the trail beyond Pebble Beach.
  • The Alpine Shire for planning and management of the trail construction and the community grant towards the interpretive signs.
  • AGL for the community grant for the Pebble Beach artwork.
  • ALPS, Lions Ladies, Champagne Club, UKV Lions, Chamber of Commerce and Mount Beauty Rotary for the additional funding for the interpretive signs.
  • Dianne Griffiths for her beautiful photography.
  • Jim Crebbin and the many helpers who worked with him along the way.
  • The Mount Beauty & District Men’s Shed for all the labour required to install the signs.
  • Landcare for the work still ongoing to reinstate native plantings along the trail.

This has been a very collaborative project and we thank all who have been involved over almost 3 years.

More good news – the further trail extension along the East Kiewa River to Damm’s Rd is being scoped and the Carpark at the Trailhead, all going well, should be constructed by Christmas.

Mary Pike

From left: Mary Pike & Henry Ziemnicki (Men’s Shed Project Coordinator) standing next to the very impressive Michael Whipps designed metal ball with ‘Pebble Beach & Corner Pool’ represented on the ball.

The Men’s Shed boys getting down & dirty installing the new sign at the start of the Trail extension.

From left: Henry Ziemnicki & his side kick Paul L’Huillier. Very happy to see this part of the Project completed.

REMINDER — UKVCA’s Annual General Meeting will be held Thursday 7th October starting at 7:30 pm in the Auditorium (next to the Visitor Information Centre). A total of 20 people can attend. Note — COVID conditions apply (masks & QR code).


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October 2021 Notices

North East Water MEDIA RELEASE

Mt. Beauty community members and residents are invited to an online community forum to discuss plans for the new infrastructure for Mt. Beauty’s water supply. There are 2 online Forum sessions planned for  Tuesday, 12 October and you will need to register for one of the sessions.
Please click on the link for more details>     North East Water community forum 00010

If you or your neighbours don’t have internet access, the North East Water team has indicated it is happy to discuss this project via ‘phone on 1300 361 622

A reminder…………….

Upper Kiewa Valley Community Association 2021 AGM

Due to COVID restrictions UKVCA were unable to hold the AGM as planned in September.  See details of the new 2021 date  AGM below.


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Spring 2021 News


Greetings to all our members

We were due to have our AGM on September 2nd but unfortunately, we were not able to use the Auditorium as planned due to COVID requirements.  We decided not to go ahead with a Zoom meeting as this would not have been very accommodating.

The AGM will now go ahead on Thursday, October 7th at 7.30pm in the AUDITORIUM, where we can host 20 members.  We do not plan to set up a Zoom meeting at this stage.

At the AGM there will be a Chairperson report of our progress over the last year and we will forward this to all members after the meeting.

We would like to have a few new members on the Committee, so if you are interested in helping to bring some new ideas/concepts to our committee, without having to commit to an Executive position, please contact me by email …                 info@ukvcommunity.org.au

or ‘phone on 0428 226 922

Hoping to hear from you soon or at the meeting.

Mary Pike,  Secretary, UKVCA Inc.

The following posts are from Parks Vic.

Mountain Creek Bridge Works

  • There have been some changes to the earlier information posted about about the planned replacement of the Mountain Creek Bridge. The start date has been delayed and there is no definite start date.
  • As per the FAQs and the original info – ‘For further information on these works please call the Ovens office on (03) 5731 1222 or if no answer, the DELWP Customer Service Centre on 136 186 or email ben.merritt@delwp.vic.gov.au

Falls to Hotham Alpine Crossing

The Falls to Hotham Alpine Crossing will be one of Australia’s outstanding alpine walking experiences.  The Master Plan outlines the proposed 57 kilometre, multi-day route, combining the upgrading an existing track network, which will take in the Diamantine Spur and Razorback with an optional ascent of Mount Feathertop.  For more detailed information visit www.parks.vic.gov.au/projects


We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which we meet and the ongoing living culture of all First Nations people.




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Mountain Creek Bridge Replacement Update

The planned commencement date for this work is 29th September, 2021 and the completion time line is 6 – 8 weeks but is subject to slight change, based on supply of materials, weather, etc.  DWELP will keep us informed.

For further information on these works please call the Ovens office on (03) 5731 1222.2021_06_23 FFMVic Media Release – Bridge replacements improve firefighter response

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Statewide “Connectivity Survey”

The Victorian State Government is seeking participation from residents with regard to ‘phone and internet issues.  Alpine Shire Council is also keen to get as many responses to this survey from our region.

Click on the link to open up the Survey.



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