$2 billion promise for reliable broadband

June 23, 2017

Rabbiting in the floods c.1939. Do you know who is in this photo? Or do you have an image for reflections? Contact Jess Lamb on 5482 1111 or email courtesy of the Echuca Historical Society.

10 years ago

Friday, June 22, 2007

The Australian Government rolled out a $2 billion plan this week with the promise all Australians would have access to fast, affordable broadband by June 2009.

Federal Member for Murray Sharman Stone said the funding would enable high speed broadband coverage across the electorate of Murray.

‘‘Everyone living and working in the electorate will, during the next two years, have access to faster, more affordable broadband for the first time,’’ she said.

VicRoads has no immediate plans to upgrade the horror intersection at the corner of the Murray Valley Hwy and Warren St, Echuca, despite rapid growth to the town’s west.

VicRoads northern region manager Mal Kersting said while there were no immediate upgrade plans, proposals to improve the intersection would be examined.

The ‘Y’ intersection has been the site of a number of accidents with police and Member for Rodney Paul Weller making calls earlier this year to upgrade the hazardous strip.

30 years ago

Friday, June 19, 1987

Echuca residents should see splitting problems in their rubbish bins come to an end — and in the very near future according to council.

About 3200 of the monsters were introduced in their city in October, 1984, and since then their numbers have grown to 3500.

However some residents have found the contents of their garbage, once placed within, were not as safe as they had hoped.

Murray Shire Council has announced that it will be donating the sum of $100 to the financially besieged Echuca and District Chaplaincy Committee.

This financial support follows a request from the committee for any assistance to help it raise $22,000 to keep the ministry available to any child.

Council decided on the donation at its ordinary meeting which was held on Tuesday.

50 years

Friday, June 23, 1967

Marauding dogs have killed more than 30 sheep at a Gunbower property in the last few nights.

The sheep were owned by Mr. Sar McGilivary, a Gunbower butcher.

The attacks started early this week and about 18 sheep were killed on the first night.

A move for te removal of trees in Percy Street is to be considered by the Echuca City Council at its meeting on Monday night.

The tree-lined Percy Street approach to the city from the Moama Bridge has recently been the subject of an inspection by councillors, which has followed numerous complaints that parking of cars on both sides of the street has made traffic flow difficult.

As a result, Council directed that parallel parking be introduced on the northern side of the street.

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