Meeniyan wins council’s praise

THE volunteers of Meeniyan Progress Association were praised by South Gippsland Shire Council for their work in maintaining the town’s Tanderra Park, at last Wednesday’s council meeting.
Council agreed to the association’s request to take over maintenance of the park, after the association said its members were aging and no longer physically able to maintain the park. The association also has limited funds to undertake necessary works.
Cr Andrew McEwen said the Meeniyan community had contributed “significant time and resources” to the park and saved council in the order of $150,000 over time.
Council will care for gardens and grounds, pathways, rotunda, electric barbecues, barbecue shelter, tables, seating, footbridge culvert and rockwalls, non-commemorative plaques, bollards and drinking fountain.
Council will increase its annual maintenance budget by $11,000 and capital renewal budget by $67,765 to take over the park.
Council will write to the association and thank its members for their contribution to maintaining the park.

Handover: Meeniyan Progress Association member Richard Powell at Tanderra Park, Meeniyan which will soon be under the care of South Gippsland Shire Council.

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