Spending earmarked for Mount Burr

Public funding of $45,000 for new infrastructure at Mount Burr has been welcomed by the town’s storekeepers. Rosie and George Copelin, pictured, have operated the Thomas Drive shop for almost three years and believe the Wattle Range Council allocation for a RV dump point and advisory signage will be appreciated by locals and visitors alike.

The council made a slight change to its draft 2021/22 budget and will now spend $15,000 on a RV dump point with the remainder on signage. The RV dump point will be located alongside the town’s public toilets, general store and new CFS shed and follows the installation of similar facilities across the council area over the past decade.

“We get a lot of inquiries from motorhome owners who are looking for a RV dump point,” Ms Copelin said. “We hope to get a small committee of Mount Burr residents to come up with suggestions about what could go on the signs. “I would like to see the natural features of Mount Burr highlighted such as the walking trails and swamp. “The town is looking good with the kerbing and sealing of the service roads.”

In other Mount Burr news, staff reported to the June 21 special council meeting that negotiations were well advanced with local footy club officials towards the upgrade of the council-owned social clubrooms. Council set aside $85,000 in its 2020/21 budget for the building upgrade and is looking to eventually transfer ownership when complete to the football club.

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