West Kiewa Open Space – Notice of Working Bee

Since late 2015 UKVCA has been working to get the very large open space opposite the AGL offices cleaned up and useable for future community activities.  A community working bee will be held on Sunday, April 23rd, 10am to 1pm to be followed by a BBQ lunch provided by the Lions Club.

The main task at this time is to clean up the open space along the roadside and under the powerlines so that the mowing contractor has a clear run through and under the trees, and also hopefully to remove some of the additional obstructions such as the piles of cut tree residue.

UKVCA hope you are able to support this community project.  Please put the date on your April calendar.  More details will be sent out closer to the date.

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UKVCA Project List

The Upper Kiewa Valley Community Association Project List is a living document.

Are there Community members who would like us to address a community based issue or project?    If so, please let us know and contact us on…………………………..

EMAIL:  info@ukvcommunity.org.au

WEBSITE:  www.ukvcommunity.org.au

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Planned burns in our area

Parks Victoria have given UKVCA advanced notice of 2 planned burns.

The 2 planned burns are called “Mt. Beauty – Tawonga Gap”  and  “Mt. Beauty  –  Simonds Creek”.  Both are on the western side of Tawonga South.  The location of the burns are bounded by the power line easement to the north (next to the Tawonga Gap Road), Tawonga Gap to the west, Pyramid Hill Track/Dungeys Track to the south, and Simonds Creek Road, and private property to the east.  The burn will include Vails Hill.  It is anticipated that the burn will occur sometime in March or April.

For more information and a map, click on the blue link below……

Mt. Beauty  –  Tawonga South information flyer

Mt. Beauty – Simmonds Creek information flyer

Exact timings will be dependant on temperature, relative humidity, fuel moisture, wind, and the fire danger rating.  There are strict guidelines that must be adhered to.  Conditions have to be right.  Ignition of the burn will be by hand, and also with helicopters.


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Why is it called “Eddy”?

A beautiful day at the Mt. Beauty Playground.

Check out the new interpretive sign explaining why the  slide is called ‘Eddy’.

The official unveiling of the sign happened on Friday, 17th February.
UKVCA was instrumental in planning & organising the sign with financial support from our Mt. Beauty Community Bank. Jacqui Russell, Bendigo Bank, Mary Pike, Secretary of UKVCA, Barbara Pyle and Dorothy Morrison, representing the Community Bank were there.

UKVCA would also like to acknowledge the outdoor staff of Alpine Shire who installed the installation.

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February 2017 Newsletter

The first meeting for 2017 was held this week.  To catch up on the current projects and see a list of the planned public meetings for this year click on the blue link below…..

February 2017 Newsletter

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Australia Day 2017 in the Kiewa Valley

Ebony Tanzen received the Local Young Achiever Award in the Kiewa Valley.

Bill and Evonne Sutton were awarded the Local Achievers of the year for the Kiewa Valley.

The Alpine Shire Community Event of the Year went to the Kangaroo Hoppet International Ski Race.  Ben Derrick, Helen L’Huillier and Allan Marsland received the Award.

Ron Fensham was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award.

The Community Organisation of the Year  Award was accepted by Rollo Kiek on behalf  of the Alpine U3A.  He is pictured here with Ebony Tanzen and Councillor Tony Keeble.

Upper Kiewa Valley Community Association will update the Honour Rock in Hydro Park with the new plaques in due course.

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