10 years ago
April 13, 2007
Floating walkways are becoming longer at Echuca Wharf and Riverboat Dock as riverboats struggle with the increasing build up of silt at the Port of Echuca.
However, efforts by the Port of Echuca to gain funding to address the problem have met with little response from the NSW, Victorian and Federal governments.
The build-up has blocked the port’s wet dock, with three privately-owned paddleboats stranded inside unable to take part in the Easter Sunday sail past and another newly-built boat unable to make its maiden voyage.
Unemployment in Echuca Moma has continued to drop despite the effects of the ongoing drought.
Recently-released figures rvealed unemployment on both sides of the river fell in the December quarter for 2006.
Workways Echuca site manager Craig Canham said the drought had definitely impacted on employment opportunities in the region.
25 years ago
Wednesday, April 20, 1991
Echuca is being forced to use water more wisely.
Water restrictions and excess penalties have been introduced in a bid to differ a $1.5 million upgrading at the Echuca Water Board.
Twenty-eight percent of Echuca water users have received excess water notices.
Aborigines at Local Land Council level will for the first time elect members of the NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) at the land council elections on Saturday.
Moama’s Hazel Hudson, Yorta Yorta’s Elizabeth Hoffman, and NSWALC chairperson David Clarke, are among the candidates in the historical election.
The trio are vying for the Murray Rover region position on the state council.
50 years ago
Friday, April 14, 1967
A decision on Echuca Trotting Club’s application for a night trotting licence is to be made by the Trotting Control Board next Tuesday morning.
Board chairman, Mr Russell White, told representatives of the club and the City Council and Mr. R. S. L McDonald, M.L.A., yesterday, that he would put their submissions to the Board and that he hoped to be able to give them a favourable reply immediately after the meeting.
Mr White was accompanied to Echuca by the Board’s liaison officer, Mr W. Byrnes and chief stipendiary steward, Mr. W. Weight.
Work on construction of the new private and intermediate wing of the Echuca District Hospital could commence early in June.
Final working drawings and specifications have been approved by the Hospitals and Charities Commission which has called for tenders for the work.
The tenders will close on May 10, and it is possible that work will commence within one month of the closing date.