Murtoa Progress Association News

July 20, 2014

Extra Murtoa race meeting in August

The news that Murtoa Racing has picked up a meeting from Warrnambool was well received by the hard working committee of the club. The meeting, originally scheduled for Ballarat but transferred to Warrnambool due to the ongoing issues with the Ballarat track surface, is now to be held at Murtoa on Saturday August9th.Warrnambool’s track surface...


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April 1, 2014

Murtoa to host Open Weekend

  The Murtoa Progress Association jointly with Yarriambiack Shire Council will host an Open Weekend in Murtoa over the weekend of Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th May. The Open Weekend will follow the Regional Victoria Living Expo which is a key initiative in the Victorian Government’s strategy to drive population and investment to regional and...


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March 19, 2014

Trees to be removed at Lake

Last year the National Trust of Victoria engaged John Fordham to write an arborist report about the trees at Lake Marma for the Heritage Victoria hearing. Contained in that report was a recommendation to remove the trees to the north of the Scout Hall in what is known as Rabl Avenue ‘as they pose a...


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March 19, 2014

New Showyards footy lights erected

Last Thursday a crew from Horsham electrical contractors and three cranes converged on the Murtoa showyards and erected the new lights which will enable night football games as well as other evening activities to take place in the future. The four 25 metre light poles(over 80 foot imperial) with a bank of five lamps atop...


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February 7, 2014

Launch of unique Murtoa poetry collection

A collection of poems written by former Murtoa resident Noel Hays was officially launched by Yarriambiack Shire Councilor Cr Ray Kingston on Wednesday, February 5, in the Mechanics Hall Supper Rooms. The poems, some of which feature regularly in the Murtoa and District Advertiser, capture the spirit of the Murtoa community where Noel lived as...


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February 3, 2014

Lake Marma to Get Major Revitalisation

                                    Last Sunday, January 26, Murtoa residents assembled at the Murtoa Angling Club rooms to hear local member and Minister  for  Water, Peter Walsh, announce “the Victorian Government was investing  $140,000 to develop Lake Marma as an important...


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January 11, 2014

PROGRESS ASSOCIATION PLANS IMPROVEMENTS AT RABL PARK

The committee of the Murtoa Progress Association recently inspected Rabl Park and identified a number of issues which require attention.Some issues of concern are; Walking track :- Current walking track unidentifiable in places and has not been completed BBQ area:- – Lights not working – Area where previous BBQ installed needs cleaning up – General...


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January 11, 2014

Dunmunkle Standard on TROVE

The State Library of Victoria have advised that the 125 editions of the Dunmunkle Standard from 1914 -1918 have been digitised and uploaded to TROVE. TROVE is an national repository of digitised content run by the National Library of Australia. Trove focuses on Australia and Australians. It supplements what search engines provide. It is a...


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December 6, 2013

REPORT FROM PROGRESS

At the November Murtoa Progress meeting it was reported that: Funding is still being sought to enable the installation of a disabled ramp at the post office; the caravan park dump point unit has arrived and Progress will now organise its installation; V-Line has agreed to the relocation of the bus stop from outside the...


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October 22, 2013

Vale George Caris

  Murtoa was saddened last week to learn of the sudden death of a former resident for over sixty years, George Caris. George and his wife Ellinor came to the town in the 1950s, when he was appointed coach of the Murtoa Football Club. He had played league football with South Melbourne.As well as being...


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