Whipstick ward meeting gets issues on table

The first City of Greater Bendigo Whipstick Ward meeting for the year will be held tonight, with up to 50 people expected to come and have their say on local issues. 

Whipstick Ward councillor Peter Cox said there was a wide range of issues that council was considering and public feedback was crucial in the decision-making process. 

He said issues included the use of the Eaglehawk Landfill and the former White Hills Landfill site, over population of gulls and ibis at Lake Tom Thumb, and strategies for transport and residential development.

"We have also developed the Jackass Flat Structure Plan yet we allow b-double trucks to travel through a new residential area," he said. 

"A new truck route needs to be developed that will alleviate unsafe roads from Myers Flat to Huntly.

“There will also be discussion on the Canterbury Park Recreation development, the new Splash Park at Long Gully and ideas on how best to develop the Eaglehawk Shopping Precinct."

He said the format of meetings was simple, with ward councillors providing a short report followed by the chance for the public to have their say.

"I hold ward meetings monthly to allow people to have input and for them to bring fresh ideas to the table," Cr Cox said. 

The meeting will be held at the Eaglehawk Band Hall, next to the Fire Station in Peg Leg Road, at 7pm. 

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