Fundraising – West Peak Raffle

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Alpine Shire Meeting – 3rd May / Deer Shooting

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Latest Community News – April ’22

Alpine Shire Council meeting – Mt Beauty 3rd May

The Alpine Shire Council was due to hold the March meeting in Mount Beauty. Unfortunately, this had to be cancelled due to Covid requirements. 

The Mount Beauty Council meeting has now been scheduled for Tuesday, May 3rd, possibly at the Community Centre at 5:00 pm. This venue will be confirmed in the next week.

A Council meeting was held in Myrtleford in April and there were no community members in the public gallery.

Our community opinion in the past has been that Council should hold meetings outside Bright. If this is to continue there needs to be a community personally attending the meeting. 

If you have any concerns or questions about Council business come to the meeting, voice your concerns and actually meet the Councilors.

Watch for confirmation of the venue.


Join UKVCA & support the organisation

The continuing advocacy for our towns and region incurs significant administrative costs, so we rely heavily on community contributions by way of membership fees.

2021/22 membership fees — $10.00 per household or $15.00 per business or organisation. 

Please pay by Direct Credit. Bank details: Bendigo Bank USB: 633 00, Account No. 156 980 120 or over the counter at the Bendigo Bank.

If you would like more information on the association or wish to access a Membership Form please visit the UKVCA website <www.ukvcommunity.org.au> and select Membership from the menu bar.


Kiewa River Trail – extending the extension

Government funding will be sought to design and construct an extension of the Kiewa River Trail from the end of the recently completed extension along the East Branch of the Kiewa River back to Damms Road (extra 2.3 km). Read More ….


Entries are now open. For more information click [HERE]

Feedback About Alpine Health — Services & Supports

Alpine Health now partners with Care Opinion to gather feedback from our hospital patients, aged care residents and community clients. We encourage and welcome all feedback as learning about your experiences will help to improve our services and support.

Care Opinion is independent and confidential, so you or your loved ones can feel safe to provide any negative feedback without concern that future care may be impacted. You can tell us about your positive experiences as staff love to hear about what they are doing well.

Not sure how to tell your story or support someone to share theirs? Consider attending one of the Care Opinion workshops (see link below) to learn about how the platform works and how to write about your experience with Alpine Health. The workshop also covers how Care Opinion will share your feedback with Alpine Health.

Please click on this link for more information (including session dates) and to register for one of the workshops — Click [HERE]

If you’re ready to share your experience about any of our hospital, residential aged care or community services, please:

1. Call 1300 662 996 and speak to someone from the Care Opinion team

2. Collect a paper feedback form from our hospital reception staff

3. Visit Care Opinion via the link on the Alpine Health website – www.alpinehealth.org.au/patients-visitors/feedback



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Latest Community News – March ’22

Aerial Deer Shooting – Bogong High Plains – March/April 2022

Hi All

REMINDER – Parks Victoria will be conducting aerial shooting operations on the Bogong High Plains and Mt Bogong areas in the Alpine National Park, over the next few weeks:

Parks Victoria’s will be aerial shooting in the Alpine National Park, around the Bogong High Plains, from the 28th March to the 1st April, and from the 4th April to the 8th April.

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 (see attached map).  The majority of walking tracks and visitor sites will remain open.  There are some Management Vehicle Only tracks that will be closed (Moncrieff’s Gap Track, East Kiewa Firetrail, Little Bogong Track, Ropers Track, Mt Arthur Firetrail, Spion Track, Junction Spur Track, Red Fox Track, lower part of Big River Firetrail).

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 the bottom of Alpine National Park page for “Change of Conditions” then “Alpine National Park“)

For more information on conditions in other specific parks visit that Park’s page on the Parks Victoria website: www.parks.vic.gov.au

With many thanks
Cheers
Kev

____________________________

Kevin Cosgriff
Ranger Team Leader | Kiewa and Murray

Parks Victoria
PO Box 309, Tawonga South, VIC 3698

www.parks.vic.gov.au

‘I respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the country throughout Victoria and the ongoing living culture of Aboriginal people’



Live email link to info@alpineshire.vic.gov.au

Join UKVCA & support the organisation

The continuing advocacy for our towns and region incurs significant administrative costs, so we rely heavily on community contributions by way of membership fees.

2021/22 membership fees — $10.00 per household or $15.00 per business or organisation. 

Please pay by Direct Credit. Bank details: Bendigo Bank USB: 633 00, Account No. 156 980 120 or over the counter at the Bendigo Bank.

If you would like more information on the association or wish to access a Membership Form please visit the UKVCA website <www.ukvcommunity.org.au> and select Membership from the menu bar.


Automated External Defibrillator (AED) – Local locations

There are 12 locations in Mt Beauty (3699). This includes the new Tennis Club AED (not listed or registered with Ambulance Victoria yet) in Tennis Court Avenue Mt Beauty. Not all have public access. There is also one at the Tawonga CFA Station. If you wish to learn how to use an AED click [HERE].

Entries open Friday 1st April. For more information click [HERE]

Alpine Community Recovery Newsletter – February 2022

Click Alpine Community Recovery Newsletter & Alpine Chat to read the latest.

To receive this very informative newsletter each month click [HERE] to subscribe.


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Live email link to info@alpineshire.vic.gov.au

For all the information on the Festival click [HERE]

TREK — Towards Renewable Energy Kiewa

TREK, Towards Renewable Energy Kiewa, is a small group headed by Virginia VindinPrice which is working to improve the availability of renewable energy in our community. 

They have just been awarded a grant of $203,000 .00 through the Federal bushfire recovery grants to install solar panels, batteries and a three-phase system on the Mount Beauty Stadium, which has been listed as a Bushfire Place of Last Resort. 

The TREK team are all members of UKVCA and we acknowledge their fantastic efforts put into this project.


Alpine Community Recovery Newsletter – February 2022

Click Alpine Community Recovery Newsletter & Alpine Chat to read the latest.

To receive this very informative newsletter each month click [HERE] to subscribe.


Reduced Speed Limits – Mt Beauty CBD & Tawonga Sth

Thanks to Ken Bell and his magazine Falls Creek & Mount Beauty THIS WEEK for the above information.

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Closure of Camp Creek Road (Car Rally)

Closure of the Camp Creek Road (access to Eskdale Spur Walking Track and Granite Flat Walking Track) on Saturday 5 March, from 8 am to 12:30 pm. Access is still available to Camp Gap via Mountain Creek Track (4wd only).


Upper Kiewa Valley Community Association

Click this LINK to view all the local happenings <https://www.ukvcommunity.org.au/latest-news/>


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Shire Council meeting in Mt Beauty cancelled

Good afternoon Mary (Pike)

I have been notified that due to the Covid impacts on family members, a couple of our councillors have commenced their 7-day isolation period. It’s been a tough decision as Councillors and Executive were hoping to resume an in-person meeting in Mount Beauty.

In order to meet requirements, the March meeting will now be live-streamed.  Thank you so much for your offer to assist with the setup.  I will take a raincheck at this time!

Kind regards,

Lisa Hood (Executive Assistant (CEO) – Alpine Shire)


Meeting access via Live-Stream (youtube)

Shire Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday 1st March 2022 starting at 5:00 pm.

Read the meeting agenda and minutes. Click this LINK <https://www.alpineshire.vic.gov.au/council-meetings-2022>

You can watch meetings live on YouTube or view the recording later. Click this LINK <https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdETJrRa0gkE4uBbNULu9NQ/live>


Upper Kiewa Valley Community Association website

Click this LINK to view all the local happenings <https://www.ukvcommunity.org.au/latest-news/>


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Community Forum / Planned Burns

UKVCA Community Forum – Thur 7th April

Since 2014, The UKVCA has held an annual Community Forum to which we have invited representatives of all three levels of government.

Covid regulations have limited these in the last two years, but we are very pleased to announce that the 2022 Community Forum will go ahead on Thursday, April 7th provided there are no further Covid limitations.

This Forum will be held in the AUDITORIUM, adjacent to the Information Centre, at 7:30 pm.

In attendance will be Dr, Helen Haines, MHR Indi, and the CEO and Mayor of the Alpine Shire. Unfortunately, the Victorian Government will be sitting on that day, so our new MLA, Mr Tim McCurdy, will be an apology. He was very keen to come and certainly to be considered in the future and has asked to send a message to be read on his behalf.

We ask you to put the date on your calendar – come along, listen to our reps and ask any questions of concern to you.

In addition to this, the Alpine Shire Council will be holding the March meeting in the AUDITORIUM, at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, March 1st. Community members may attend and ask questions from the floor in the allocated time and can also lodge Questions on Notice by Noon on the previous day through info@alpineshire.vic.gov.au, but the earlier, the better.

We hope you can use these opportunities to gain insight into the work of our various governing bodies.

Mary Pike
Secretary


Planned Burning Program — Ovens Fire District

Below are details about the planned burning program that the Ovens Fire District of Forest Fire Management Victoria (Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning) is preparing to deliver in the next few weeks.

Planned Burns in your area. Click [HERE] to find out about BURNS near you AND [HERE] to read all about the 2022 program.

Planned Burn Notification System

Planned Burns Victoria is a web-based service that sends you an SMS and email about upcoming planned burns. Subscribe to Victorian locations of interest and you’ll be notified about Forest Fire Management Victoria (FFMVic) and Country Fire Authority (CFA) in those locations. Click [HERE] to learn how to do that.

Click this MAP which shows all the burns across the entire Ovens Fire District

It is worth mentioning that the Ovens district boundary with Upper Murray and Goulburn are the Kiewa River and Fifteen Mile Creek (near Benalla) respectively.


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North East Water planned West Kiewa River raw water offtake

UKVCA has received two requests to post notices of upcoming meetings related to this issue.

These are:

1. The ‘Great Project, Wrong Location’ group is holding an information session on Monday, January 17th, at 6:30 pm at the AUDITORIUM.

2.  A ‘drop in’ information session by North East Water at the AUDITORIUM on Tuesday, January 18th, 4-7 pm.

UKVCA asks if you have concerns about this project that you attend both sessions, draw your own conclusions and have your interests heard.

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Chamber NY Eve Event / NE Water Info Session

Going Out with a Bang! — free community event

The Mount Beauty Chamber of Commerce is holding a community event on News Years Eve (31st December) from 7:00 pm to 9:15 pm. The highlight will be the fireworks display at 9:00 pm.

People are encouraged to bring a picnic blanket, chair, a drink and food and find a space on the foreshore or oval to enjoy the festivities.

For more information contact event manager: Glenyse Peacock – mobile: 0407 078 973.


For more information click this LINK <https://www.newater.com.au/mtbeauty>

Mount Beauty Weather Station

Did you know that Mount Beauty has had its own weather station since February 2011? It is located on the roof of Alpine Radio 96.5 FM with a Wi-Fi connection to a computer in the station. From there the data is transmitted to the world wide web.

Check it out. Click this LINK <https://www.alpineradio.com.au/community/weather/>



UKVCA website <https://www.ukvcommunity.org.au/>

There is information about what the organisation does for the community plus news (past & present), membership, photo galleries x3, current projects and a list of Australia Day Award winners since 2001.


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