The long awaited bridge over the Wimmera River at Crowlands is now complete.
The Liberal Member for Western Victoria, Simon Ramsay, and Liberal candidate, Louise Staley, visited the bridge this week and declared it open.
The bridge over the Wimmera River was washed away during the 2011 floods and a detailed assessment of the damage revealed it needed to be completely replaced.
In 2012, the Minister for Roads Terry Mulder announced a $2.6 million contract to North-Vic Constructions Pty Ltd to construct the new concrete bridge.
Ballarat Mayor Joshua Morris will run for the Liberal Party in the seat of Western Victoria in November’s election.
Cr Morris was elected to council in 2012 and has been Mayor since November.
He replaces disgraced candidate Aaron Lane, who was forced to resign after a series of offensive remarks on social media..
The Goldfields Recreation Reserve Committee was formed in 1961 and since that time, many members of the community have been involved.
Last Friday night the Reserve Committee handed over the management of the reserve to Pyrenees Shire Council.
Over the years the committee has been involved in numerous projects including, but not limited to, the provision of a caretakers residence, refurbishment of the ablutions block, the construction of the Community Complex, the maintenance of the reserve and the lake and most recently the establishment of a turf wicket.